Initiative Description: SWPBIS is a universal prevention strategy that aims to alter the school environment by creating improved systems (e.g., discipline, reinforcement, data management) and procedures (e.g., office referral, training, leadership) that promote positive change in staff behaviors, which subsequently alter student behaviors
Study Results: The schools trained in SWPBIS reported a significant reduction in both the percentage of children with a major or minor ODR event as well as for the overall rate of major and minor ODR events.
SWPBIS schools tended to outpace the improvements observed in the nontrained schools on three of the four tests.
Reference: Bradshaw, C. P., Mitchell, M. M., & Leaf, P. J. (2010). Examining the Effects of Schoolwide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports on Student Outcomes: Results From a Randomized Controlled Effectiveness Trial in Elementary Schools. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 12(3), 133–148. https://doi.org/10.1177/1098300709334798
Level of Evidence: Excellent