Effective classroom positive behavioral intervention and support (CPBIS) includes preventative and responsive approaches that may be effectively implemented with all students in a classroom and intensified to support small groups or a few individual students. CPBIS strategies are important tools to decrease disruptions, increase instructional time, and improve student social behavior and academic outcomes,[1] which is critical as schools are held to greater accountability for student outcomes and teacher effectiveness.  The purpose of this technical brief is to summarize proactive, efficient, and evidence-based strategies to enhance classroom management.

    Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS) is a process for creating safer and more effective Schools.  The process focuses on improving a school's ability to teach and support positive behavior for all students.  PBIS includes school-wide procedures and processes intended for all students and all staff in all settings.

    School-level supports

    Classroom-level supports

    ·         Implementation of school-wide tier 1 practices, including strategies for identifying and teaching expectations, acknowledging appropriate behavior, and responding to inappropriate behavior

    ·         School-wide MTBF implementation guided by Tier 1 school-wide discipline data

    ·         Appropriate supports for staff provided, including leadership teaming, supporting policy, coaching, and implementation monitoring

    ·         Tier 1 classroom system for teaching expectations, providing acknowledgments, and managing rule violations linked to school-wide MTBF

    ·         Classroom management decisions are based on classroom behavioral data

    ·         Effective instructional strategies implemented with fidelity

    ·         Curriculum matched to student need and data