School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS)
Initiative Description: School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS), a program consisting of clear communication of expectations, positive reinforcement for good behavior, and scaffolded, clearly communicated consequences results in moderate impact on children’s subsequent discipline problems and need for and use of school-based services with the greatest student outcomes among at-risk and high-risk children.
Study Results: Reduced disruptive behavior.
Reference: Bradshaw, C. P., Waasdorp, T. E., Debnam, K. J., & Johnson, S. L. (2014). Measuring school climate in high schools: a focus on safety, engagement, and the environment. Journal of School Health, 84(9), 593-604.
Level of Evidence: Very Good