Initiative Description: Participating schools were part of a larger project assessing the longitudinal implementation of SWPBIS. The current ample included all regular schools with discipline data available from the School-Wide Information System (SWIS), a web-based data management system for implementation of SWPBIS. Schools that had implemented SWPBIS for >3 years had higher achievement in mathematics after controlling for prior achievement. Schools also showed a decline in office discipline referrals (ODRs) and out-of-school suspensions (OSS) over 3 years.
Study Results: Improved math performance.
Reference: Kim, J., Mcintosh, K., Mercer, S. H., & Nese, R. N. (2018). Longitudinal Associations Between SWPBIS Fidelity of Implementation and Behavior and Academic Outcomes. Behavioral Disorders,43(3), 357-369. doi:10.1177/0198742917747589
Level of Evidence: Very Good