California PBIS is pleased to outline the efforts in whole-child development, positive school climates and overall best PBIS practices happening across the state in our 2023 Executive Summary. This report serves to define PBIS at a national level, then further examines how California PBIS and our Regional Technical Assistance Centers support school and district teams throughout California.
With schools returning to and/or increasing in-person instruction, they must find ways to keep students engaged and in the learning environment. In 2020, researchers from the University of Florida, along with collaborators from California PBIS, published a peer-reviewed study on the impacts of PBIS on student outcomes in California schools participating in the state recognition system titled “The Effect of School-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports on Disciplinary Exclusions: A Conceptual Replication”. These findings are especially relevant as California’s schools continue to double-down on their efforts to support the social-emotional and behavioral wellness of their students and provide support during the most complex time for schools and their students in recent memory.
This study extends and supports findings that were originally published in July of 2019. That article, “Effect of SWPBIS on Disciplinary Exclusions for Students With and Without Disabilities” again, published by researchers from the University of Florida, found that California schools implementing Tier 1 PBIS demonstrated improved outcomes when compared to matched schools that were not implementing PBIS.
To read these articles, click on their respective links below.