National PBIS Leadership Forum. October 27-28, 2022. Hilton Chicago

2022 Featured Posters

Poster # 1


Systematic Screening: Updates on the Student Risk Screening Scale for Internalizing & Externalizing: Information for Educators

Wendy Peia Oakes, Arizona State University (Gilbert, AZ); Kathleen Lynne Lane & Nathan Lane, University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS)


Schools are responding to increased concerns about students’ social development. Approaches include early detection using universal behavior screening practices. The Student Risk Screening Scale for Internalizing and Externalizing (SRSS-IE) is a free-access universal screener for use in K-12 grades as part of screening practices. This poster presentation will share evidence and considerations for using the SRSS-IE as part of schools’ universal screening practices.


Topic/Category: Data-based Decision Making, Mental Health/Social-Emotional Well-Being, School-wide


Poster # 2


Alternative High School: Successful Tier 1 PBIS Implementation

Pamela Galano & Christi Tapia, Wilson Alternative High School (Santa Clara, CA)


Wilson High School is an alternative site using an independent study model that includes direct instruction and individualized support for students who are credit deficient and have experienced various forms of trauma. During the 2021-2022 school year Wilson successfully implemented School-wide PBIS with Tier 1 practices. This poster presentation will show how the team created systems that uniquely met the needs of their students and how they measured and experienced success within one school year.


Topic/Category: Data-based Decision Making, Equity, High School PBIS


Poster # 3


A Collaborative Approach to Consistency: Training, Supporting, & Decision Making Across District Alternative Settings

Inez Ruiloba, San Diego Juvenile Court & Community Schools (San Diego, CA); Patti Hershfeldt, Center for Social Behavior Supports, Old Dominion University (Norfolk, VA)


Collaboration among community schools and juvenile detention facilities within a given area can serve as a powerful way to build PBIS with consistency across settings. This poster presentation will highlight processes used by San Diego Juvenile Court and Community Schools (JCCS) to coordinate the development of some of the critical features on the Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI).


Topic/Category: Coaching, Juvenile Justice


Poster # 4


Transforming School Climate in Colorado Through a Multi-tiered System of Supports

Andrea Pulskamp, Colorado Department of Education (Denver, CO)


This poster presentation will highlight the importance of sense of belonging to numerous student and teacher outcomes and will demonstrate how situating school climate, social emotional learning, and mental health within the Colorado Multi-tiered System of Supports (COMTSS) framework leads to effective implementation of school climate improvement efforts that positively impact the school community.


Topic/Category: Mental Health/Social-Emotional Well-Being, School Climate Transformation Grant (SCTG), School-wide


Poster # 5


Initial Development & Validation of the Student Self-determination Opportunity Survey

Sarah Rosati, University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT)


The Student Self-determination Opportunity Survey was designed to measure special educators’ self-perceptions on the opportunities they provide for students with disabilities to become self-determined. This poster presentation will describe the results of one hundred fifty-one special educators in various teaching positions and settings participation in the survey, and how Cronbach alpha coefficients suggest that scores demonstrate internal consistency when measuring special educator self-perceptions.


Topic/Category: Classroom PBIS, Students with Disabilities, Equity


Poster # 6


Building Data-Informed Expectation Matrices: An Application Study of the School-wide Expectation Survey for Specific Settings

Katie Lane, University of Connecticut (Vernon, CT); David Royer, University of Louisville (Louisville, KY)


Schools developing a behavior expectation matrix can utilize the School-wide Expectation Survey for Specific Settings (SESSS) to systematically gather input from all faculty and staff on expectations critical for success across settings. This poster presentation will present how ten schools from the Midwest utilized the SESSS in the development of their expectation matrices.


Topic/Category: Data-based Decision Making, School-wide


Poster # 7

Remote Integrated Behavior & Reading Intervention in K-2: Opportunities & Challenges

Mara Power & Xin Xu, University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT)


This poster presentation will describe a pilot study to examine the feasibility and effectiveness of a targeted remote, integrated (reading and behavior) intervention for students in kindergarten through second grade.


Topic/Category: Early Childhood PBIS


Poster # 8


Integrated Intensive Intervention: The Effects of Integrated Tier 3 Reading & Behavior Support on Student Outcomes

Tobey Duble & Ashley Plumb, University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT)


This poster presentation will describe an ongoing single-case study that examines the effectiveness of a Tier 3 integrated academic and behavioral targeted intervention for students in kindergarten through second grade.


Topic/Category: Classroom PBIS, Students with Disabilities, Data-based Decision Making


Poster # 9


Bringing it All Together Through School Climate Transformation Grant/Project Connect: Integrating PBS & Social Emotional Learning Practices

Frances Basich & Tieandra Cole, School District of Palm Beach County (West Palm Beach, FL)


Learn how integrating Positive Behavior Support (PBS) and social emotional learning (SEL) concepts and strategies can help support student achievement and promote a positive school climate and culture. In addition, this poster presentation will explain why it is imperative to utilize adult SEL strategies to promote staff wellness. Supporting data around PBS, SEL, and opioid prevention programming will be shared.


Topic/Category: School Climate Transformation Grant (SCTG)


Poster # 10


Leveraging Mentorships & Behavior Coaching within a Tiered PBIS System

Tarah Allen & Stephanie Vlahakis, Sarasota County Schools (Sarasota, FL)


Mentoring and behavior coaching can be an effective Tier 2 or Tier 3 behavior intervention within a PBIS framework. It is important to include direct social and life skill instruction along with building trusting relationships with a mentor and behavior coach on school campus. This poster presentation will describe the great reduction in office discipline referrals and suspensions and an increase in school attendance Sarasota County Schools experienced when implementing this intervention at the middle school level.


Topic/Category: Coaching, Data-based Decision Making, Juvenile Justice


Poster # 11


Framework Fatigue: Braiding Processes, Improving Outcomes, & Saving Time

Laura Terrell, April Bagwell, & Tamara Etterling, Hall County Schools (Gainesville, GA)


In Hall County Georgia, one in six students were deemed eligible for special education services. This revelation led district and school leaders to implement procedures and practices to ensure the equitable distribution of the 5, 15, and 80 percent MTSS pyramid. Data analyzation used to develop the processes to improve outcomes at all tiers and alleviate framework fatigue will be presented.


Topic/Category: Data-based Decision Making, District & State PBIS, Mental Health/Social-Emotional Well-Being


Poster # 12


A 20-Year Systematic Review of Demographic Reporting of Stakeholders in Single Case Studies for Students with or At-risk for Emotional Behavior Disorders

Jenny Feng, University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA); Sara Estrapala, University of Missouri (Columbia, MO)


This poster presentation will summarize a 20-year review of reported demographics for essential stakeholders in single-case research for students with or at-risk for emotional behavior disorders. Demographics for each stakeholder and trends in demographic reporting will be presented and recommendations for research and practice will be discussed.


Topic/Category: Equity, School-wide



Poster # 13


Implementing the Five Pillars of Positive & Equitable School Culture

Matthew Radcliffe & Sherlynn Martin, Indianapolis Public Schools (Indianapolis, IN)


Improving school culture can be an overwhelming process. The Indianapolis Public Schools' system breaks down this process into identifiable and manageable action steps. This poster presentation will explain the strategies used by an urban city school district with over 50 schools, to improve these five areas of equitable positive school culture: 1) creating and maintaining a leadership team, 2) establishing and teaching expectations, 3) reinforcement matrix, 4) restorative response to discipline and 5) discipline and attendance data analysis.


Topic/Category: District & State PBIS, Equity, School-wide


Poster # 14


MTSS & Social Emotional Learning

Nancy Brooks, Indianapolis Public Schools (Indianapolis, IN)


This poster presentation will describe collaboration among a professional leadership team in one school in the Indianapolis Public Schools system around MTSS, social emotional Learning (SEL), and PBIS rooted in equity. This will be demonstrated with various data: CASEL SEL RUBRIC; Second Step Tracker; MTSS Tracker with Progress Monitoring. Resources for K-8 will be shared.


Topic/Category: Classroom PBIS, Equity, Mental Health/Social-Emotional Well-Being


Poster # 15


What’s New? Resources & Lessons Learned to Support Systematic Screening in PreK-12 Schools

Rebecca Sherod & Kathleen Lynne Lane, University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS)


This poster presentation will provide an overview of new information and resources to support educators in selecting, installing, and using systematic screening tools and data. Information on the purpose of screening tools, how data can be used across the tiers, and free-access resources available on pbis.org and ci3t.org will be included.


Topic/Category: Data-based Decision Making, School-wide


Poster # 16


Regional Cooperative Strategies for PBIS Scale-up

Annie Conner & Cher Smith, Southeast South Central Educational Cooperative (London, KY)


Southeast South-Central Educational Cooperative is one of eight regional cooperatives in Kentucky serving 176 schools in 26 districts through training, coaching, and support. This poster presentation will illustrate how our systems at a regional level operate to support multiple districts and schools in the implementation and sustainability of PBIS.


Topic/Category: Classroom PBIS, Coaching, District & State PBIS


Poster # 17


Kentucky Department of Education & PBIS in Kentucky Schools

Regina Dawson, Kentucky Department of Education (Frankfort, KY)


This poster presentation will provide a look at the growth and struggles of implementing PBIS across the state of Kentucky and collaborative work between Kentucky Department of Education and the Kentucky Regional Cooperatives.


Topic/Category: District & State PBIS, School Climate Transformation Grant (SCTG)


Poster # 18


PBIS from Exploration to Implementation

Patty Whitney & Amelia Strunk, McCreary County Public Schools (Stearns, KY)


In McCreary County, supporting positive behavior was always emphasized but it wasn’t an organized effort until the district was placed on a corrective action plan as a result of a state monitoring visit. The district partnered with the local educational cooperative, South East South Central, and Kentucky Academic and Behavioral Response to Intervention to move forward in a systematic way. This poster presentation will describe how tiered supports are implemented through training, coaching, and systems with positive results.


Topic/Category: District & State PBIS, School-wide


Poster # 19


Y'all Means All: Implementing Restorative Practices at Tier 1 in a Juvenile Detention Setting

Anita Groenwoldt & Adam Nance, Future Forward Education and Career Center (Lexington, KY)


This poster presentation will explore the use of restorative practices to positively affect resident behavior in a juvenile detention setting and how to use data to design a positive behavior program that encourages students to think about their actions and make constructive choices.


Topic/Category: Juvenile Justice, Mental Health/Social-Emotional Well-Being, School-wide


Poster # 20


PBIS in an Inpatient Setting

Meredith Ronan & Faith Therrien, Worcester Recovery Center & Hospital (Worcester, MA)


This poster presentation will show the effect implementing an individualized PBIS plan has on patient outcomes (restraint) in an adult inpatient psychiatric hospital setting. This model is useful in guiding adoption and effective implementation of individualized PBIS practices in adult psychiatric settings.


Topic/Category: Coaching, Students with Disabilities, Restraint/Seclusion


Poster # 21


All Your Ducks in a Row: Aligning Community & School Resources to Meet the Social Emotional Needs of Students

Jennifer Nelson, Muskegon Area Intermediate School District (Muskegon, MI); Vickie Swanson, Oakridge Public Schools (Muskegon, MI)


Wondering how the Interconnected Systems Framework works in practice? Let’s talk! Two district demonstration sites, one nearing full implementation and one beginning implementation, will share insights and lessons learned. County-level perspectives will be shared on integrating a Systems of Care grant, Project Prevent grant, and a Federally Qualified Health Center.


Topic/Category: District & State PBIS, Mental Health/Social-Emotional Well-Being


Poster # 22


Unified to Succeed: Using a Gradual Release Group Coaching Model for PBIS in the Classroom Fidelity of Implementation

Kiana Longnecker & Kelly VanDyke, Muskegon Area Intermediate School District (Muskegon, MI)


Join us in this poster presentation to learn more about creating internal coaching capacity through a district wide group coaching model to support the fidelity of PBIS in classroom implementation. One district will share their vision, and their plan for all staff to have aligned classroom PBIS practices to ensure sustainability.


Topic/Category: Classroom PBIS, Coaching


Poster # 23


Increasing Equity Through Powerful Partnerships

Angela Dershem & Amy Henry, Ottawa Community Schools Network (Holland, MI)


Community schools increase equity for students through an effective, research-based strategy. Utilizing the four pillars of community schools removes barriers so all students have equal opportunities to be healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. This poster presentation will share data showing increased access to supports for students and families.


Topic/Category: Equity, Family, Mental Health/Social-Emotional Well-Being


Poster # 24


Whole Classroom Resets: Tier 1 Supports

Angela Burley & Anna Schankowski, Lincoln Park Public Schools (Lincoln Park, MI)


This poster presentation will provide a summary of a simple, out-of-the-box intervention that Lincoln Park Public Schools has been implementing over the past several years in response to equity and disproportionality. Whole class resets have shown successful results in improving classroom communities and relationships, while also encouraging positive behavioral expectations.


Topic/Category: Classroom PBIS, Coaching, Equity


Poster # 25


Early Childhood PBIS: Implementing the Pyramid with Fidelity

Allison Olivo, Michigan’s Multi-Tiered System of Supports Technical Assistance Center (Flushing, MI)


This poster presentation will highlight the work happening within Michigan to assist early childhood leadership teams in developing sustainable systems to support early childhood PBIS. Information will be provided about the practices, systems, and data necessary for implementation. Implementation examples, successes, and lessons learned will be shared.


Topic/Category: Early Childhood PBIS


Poster # 26


State Trainer Network: Building Capacity Across the Tiers

Valerie Vandlen, Michigan’s Multi-Tiered System of Supports Technical Assistance Center (Spring Lake, MI)


This poster presentation will highlight the work happening within Michigan to build training capacity throughout the state in PBIS across the tiers with a focus on equity. Trainers are supported in content knowledge, fluency of delivery, and training logistics. Lessons learned, successes, and future plans for expansion will be shared.


Topic/Category: District & State PBIS


Poster # 27


Wrap Around is the Turn Around

LaThomas Willis & Lauren Feigel, Lincoln Center, Wyandotte Public Schools (Wyandotte, MI)


The Lincoln Center of Wyandotte Public Schools services students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ages 5-26 years) and Cognitive Impairment/Emotional Impairment (ages 5-26 years) from 17 surrounding school districts. In our 15th year of PBIS implementation, we continue to develop, implement, and evaluate the effectiveness of our tiered system. Our most effective Tier 3 strategy has been the wraparound process. This poster presentation will describe how we have worked to build healthy relationships and support networks for students and their families.


Topic/Category: Students with Disabilities, Mental Health/Social-Emotional Well-Being, Restraint/Seclusion


Poster # 28


Elementary & High School Coaching Strategies

Diane Back & Beth Burgess, Wayne-Westland Community School District (Westland, MI)


This poster presentation will include elementary and high school newsletter samples showcasing school data and year-to-year trends, provide coaching tips focused on best practices, references to PBIS research, and reminders of school-wide PBIS processes ensuring fidelity of implementation of Tiers 1 and 2. District data showing fidelity of implementation and favorability trends will also be shared.


Topic/Category: Classroom PBIS, Coaching, Data-based Decision Making


Poster # 29


Positive Impact of PBIS for Students with Disabilities

Kelli Pierscinski & Carrie Wager, Genesee Intermediate School District (Flint, MI)


This poster presentation will describe how youth with disabilities in Genesee County, Michigan, are twice as likely to be suspended from schools that have not met the implementation threshold of 70% or higher when compared to schools that have implemented PBIS/Promoting Positive School Climate (PPSC) with fidelity.


Topic/Category: Data-based Decision Making


Poster # 30


Southgate Community Schools PBIS Program

Candace Duane, Jill Chretien, & Kellin Oldt, Southgate Community School District (Southgate, MI)


PBIS Interventionists are the foundation of PBIS in the Southgate Community School District. This poster presentation will describe an elementary PBIS program consisting of a PBIS Interventionist in each elementary building where PBIS Interventionists work alongside our Social Workers to provide Tier 1, 2 and 3 supports school-wide while implementing a wide range of supports for students, staff, and families. School-wide supports and activities will be shared.


Topic/Category: Classroom PBIS, Mental Health/Social-Emotional Well-Being, School-wide


Poster # 31


Creating an Integrated, Collaborative Mental Health System for Youth in Rural West Michigan

Lynne Russell, Jennifer Rollenhagen, Katie Miller, & Erin Coe, District Health Department #10 (Ludington, MI)


This poster presentation will describe how Mason County, Michigan is breaking down silos! The co-lead team of West Shore Educational Service District, United Way of Mason County, and District Health Department #10 hopes to change the tide in mental health outcomes for youth by creating an Interconnected Systems Framework to support youth mental health through school-community-provider partnerships. Data around mental health services in Mason County will be shared, along with information about the Interconnected Systems Framework leadership committee’s efforts in the first year of implementation.


Topic/Category: Data-based Decision Making, District & State PBIS, Mental Health/Social-Emotional Well-Being


Poster # 32


Tiered Fidelity Inventory Heat Map for School, Region, & State Decision Making

Debi Doran & Erin Engness, Minnesota PBIS (St. Paul, MN)


Minnesota PBIS school, regional, and state level leadership teams have been utilizing a heat map to support PBIS implementation. This poster presentation will describe how Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI) Tier 1 item scores are entered to create a visual using the conditional formatting feature of Google Sheets to provide a visual for new school teams to see their progress over time, assisting in the creation of an implementation action plan.


Topic/Category: Data-based Decision Making, District & State PBIS


Poster # 33


Changing School Climate Through Student & Teacher Voice

Lesley Jones, Laura Prisock, & Brandi Burton, Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District (Starkville, MS)


Improving school climate is a school-wide endeavor. For school climate improvements to be successful, everyone with an interest in the school needs to be informed and involved. This poster presentation will describe how implementing a PBIS system has allowed Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District's school climate to flourish! Recognizing the importance of listening to staff and students and allowing their influence to promote engagement and involvement will be included.


Topic/Category: School Climate Transformation Grant (SCTG)


Poster # 34


Success of PBIS with Trauma Students

Jessica Wood & Jesse Gronemeyer, Tri County Public Schools (DeWitt, NE)


Through the use of PBIS strategies such as taking breaks, a safe space in the room, an individualized positive reinforcement chart, and building relationships, Tri County Public Schools was able to help a first grade foster student with significant trauma, experience success in the classroom. This poster presentation will describe the student's dramatic decrease in the number of classroom removals and office visits, how the student’s view of himself changed through two different self-portraits, and how the relationships built were able to help successfully transition this student to a new home and school without creating more trauma for him.


Topic/Category: Classroom PBIS, Family, Mental Health/Social-Emotional Well-Being


Poster # 35


Building a Statewide System: New Hampshire's Tiered Prevention Framework

Katherine Leswing & Molly White, New Hampshire Department of Education (Concord, NH)


Districts statewide are implementing New Hampshire’s Multi-tiered System of Supports for Behavioral Health and Wellness (MTSS-B). Based on the Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF), MTSS-B blends research-based mental health practices and social emotional learning with a tiered prevention framework. This poster presentation will emphasize the core components of PBIS within the newly developed MTSS-B Toolkit and spotlight statewide MTSS-B fidelity and student outcome data.


Topic/Category: District & State PBIS, Mental Health/Social-Emotional Well-Being, School Climate Transformation Grant (SCTG)


Poster # 36


School-wide PBIS Coach Program in a Norwegian Context: Promoting Coaching Skills in Schools to Strengthen Knowledge & Skills in Systems-level Change

Frode Heiestad & Signe Kjelsrud, The Norwegian Center for Child Behavioral Development (Oslo, Norway)


This poster presentation will describe a study investigating the School-wide PBIS coach program in Norway aiming to promote coaching skills that strengthen knowledge in systems-level change and hence students’ social and academic learning and development. Program features and preliminary results from 34 coaches, indicating improved skills for meeting challenges related to systems-level change, will be presented.


Topic/Category: Coaching, District & State PBIS, School-wide


Poster # 37


PBIS in Alternative Settings Across Nevada: Juvenile Justice, Youth Parole, & Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities

Emily Spurlock, Ashley Greenwald, & Diane Thorkildson, University of Nevada (Reno, NV)


The System of Care (SOC) Infrastructure Grant supports the implementation of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) in alternative settings across the state of Nevada. The goal of the project is to assist staff in the use of data to identify needed practices, and to develop and refine their systems in order to achieve their unique valued outcomes, while simultaneously building capacity and sustainability. This poster presentation will describe the support provided in several sites throughout Nevada.


Topic/Category: Juvenile Justice


Poster # 38


Integrating School Resource Officers Into MTSS

Hennessey Lustica & Kristin DeFeo, Sodus Central School District (Sodus, NY)


School Resource Officers (SROs) operate in many schools and are an important part of MTSS. This poster presentation will highlight key SRO interventions across all tiers of support. Data supporting SROs in Sodus Central School District schools will be shared. This presentation can be customized for districts across the country, so students continue to feel safe and ready to learn.


Topic/Category: Juvenile Justice, Mental Health/Social-Emotional Well-Being, School-wide


Poster # 39


How to Leverage the District Systems Fidelity Inventory & Multi-tiered Levels of Support to Address Disproportionality & Inequities in a Large, Urban School District

Heather Calhoun & Meg Burrows, Cincinnati Public Schools (Cincinnati, OH)


This poster presentation will share how Cincinnati Public Schools - a large, urban district - has been a trailblazer in both the administration of the District Systems Fidelity Inventory (DSFI) and in utilizing the results to establish clear and actionable steps for improving the district’s PBIS at the system and building levels, while ensuring that equity remains centerstage.


Topic/Category: Data-based Decision Making, District & State PBIS, Equity



Poster # 40


Building the Bridge

Michelle Bolin & Shari Boggs, Logan Hocking School District (Logan, OH)


This poster presentation will describe how Logan Hocking School District has aligned and implemented Tier 1 expectations in order to build bridges among all grade levels and buildings. The district's goal has been to prepare students for their next steps, whether that be a new school or their chosen paths after graduation: college, career, or military. Data indicated a need for alignment of behavior expectations to ensure success and consistency, and alignment provided clear and consistent expectations for all in the district and community.


Topic/Category: District & State PBIS, High School PBIS, School Climate Transformation Grant (SCTG)


Poster # 41


Lessons Learned: The Journey from Early Childhood Demonstration Site to District-wide PBIS Implementation

Erica Bauer & Joya Mitchell, Green Local Schools (Uniontown, OH)


The support of district stakeholders in PBIS implementation is crucial for success. This poster presentation will share lessons learned and key practices that made a difference in scaling up PBIS from one early childhood building to all buildings district-wide. A checklist focused on building practices for fidelity and sustainability will be shared.


Topic/Category: District & State PBIS, Early Childhood PBIS, School-wide


Poster # 42


Oklahoma MTSS - A State Journey

Amanda Sellers & Elizabeth Suddath, Oklahoma State Department of Education (Oklahoma City, OK)


This poster presentation will highlight the Oklahoma State Education Agency (SEA) journey to align and integrate grant initiatives to build comprehensive state-wide MTSS structures. Viewers will receive tools and resources while connecting with members of the Oklahoma MTSS team to gain user-friendly implementation ideas to bolster state-wide efforts.


Topic/Category: District & State PBIS, Mental Health/Social-Emotional Well-Being, School Climate Transformation Grant (SCTG)


Poster # 43


Exploring School Capacity to Sustain the PBIS Framework

Katie Conley & Kent McIntosh, University of Oregon (Cottage Grove, OR)


Data-based decision making (DBDM) is a construct with many moving parts. This poster presentation will provide an overview of a recent study that analyzed the relationships that exist between one DBDM component (accessing data) with school-reported PBIS fidelity and sustainability. Results and implications encourage the PBIS community to better define core features of selecting and using data to improve tiered decisions.


Topic/Category: Coaching, Data-based Decision Making, School-wide


Poster # 44


Bridging the Gap: Use of a District Behavioral Continuum to Identify & Provide Targeted & Intensive Supports through the Addition of the Behavior Interventionist Role in Schools

Emily Minnis, Moira McKenna, Noah Van Horn, & Kelsey Snyder, Springfield Public Schools (Springfield, OR)


This poster presentation will highlight a district behavioral continuum, which led to the creation of a “behavior interventionist” role in 12 elementary schools. Beginning with data decision rules, the district’s journey from pilot school to full-scale implementation, bridging the gap between Tiers 1 and 3, will be chronicled.


Topic/Category: Data-based Decision Making, District & State PBIS, School-wide


Poster # 45


Comparing Assessment & Climate Outcomes of Schools With & Without School-wide PBIS in the School District of Philadelphia

Steven Rufe & Tianna Bilal, The School District of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)


This poster presentation will summarize climate and assessment outcomes from 2014-15 to 2018-19 compared between PBIS and non-PBIS schools in the School District of Philadelphia. Data and results around attendance, suspension, and math proficiency will be shared, along with correlation between violent incidents and English/Language Arts proficiency.


Topic/Category: Coaching, Data-based Decision Making, District & State PBIS


Poster # 46


Comparing Outcomes on the PBIS Tiered Fidelity Inventory & Culturally Responsive Tiered Fidelity Inventory Across 87 Urban Schools

Tynara Blount & Steven Rufe, The School District of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)


In 2020-21, the Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI) and Culturally Responsive -Tiered Fidelity Inventory (CR-TFI) were administered across 87 schools in an urban school district. This poster presentation will show results around schools earning an 80% average on the TFI and a 54% average on the CR-TFI; these rates were statistically significantly different from each other, and schools essentially implemented PBIS with fidelity according to the TFI, but not the CR-TFI.


Topic/Category: Data-based Decision Making, District & State PBIS, Equity


Poster # 47


PBIS Self-Assessment Survey Results Across System Areas in 2020-21 in 89 Urban Schools

Tynara Blount & Tianna Bilal, The School District of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)


The PBIS Self-Assessment Survey (SAS) was administered to 89 schools in an urban district, and received 4,492 responses in 2020-21. Between 43%-81% of respondents indicated that the factors in the four system areas (School-Wide Systems, Non-Classroom Settings, Classroom Settings, and Individual Student Systems) were in place. This poster will detail how SAS responses differed across areas.


Topic/Category: Coaching, Data-based Decision Making, School-wide



Poster # 48


Go Slow to Go Fast: The Journey to Build a MTSS Social, Emotional & Behavioral Framework for Students & Staff

Briana Whitaker, Rosa Stokes, & Susan Thomas, Clarendon School District Two (Manning, SC)


Building a strong MTSS framework takes time and coordination. This poster presentation will show the journey and the impact, and strategies for coordinating and building a system to support evidence-based social, emotional, and behavioral practices at a school and district level. Electronic resources will be shared through QR codes to support implementation.


Topic/Category: Data-based Decision Making, District & State PBIS, School-wide


Poster # 49


A Systematic Applied Behavior Analysis Process to Support Tier 3 in the General Education Classroom

Jess Forsdick & Molly Dwyer, Granite School District (Salt Lake City, UT)


This poster presentation will describe a systematic behavioral consultation process provided to school teams who refer students who demonstrate resistance to tiered supports. This process includes: determining the function of the behavior using ABC data (antecedent, behavior, consequence), guiding in the creation of a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP), collecting and analyzing data, and checking for fidelity to the plan.


Topic/Category: Coaching, Data-based Decision Making


Poster # 50


Comprehensive School Improvement Plan & PBIS: A Match Made in Heaven

Amanda Flanagan & Lisa Atkins, Hanover County Public Schools (Ashland, VA)


This poster presentation will show a middle school’s success using their Comprehensive School Improvement Plan goals and teams to strengthen the focus on PBIS systems. Strategies you can also implement in your school and district, including building teacher and student leaders to help support the success of PBIS, will be shared.


Topic/Category: Classroom PBIS, Family, School-wide


Poster # 51


Coaching Plans & Rubrics to Build Alignment Within MTSS

Amanda Working & Corinne Wilson, Virginia Tiered Systems of Supports (Norfolk, VA)


To ensure systems coaching effectiveness, Virginia utilizes Coaching Service Delivery Plans (CSDPs) with a rubric to facilitate the capacity of the district to support an aligned infrastructure. This poster presentation will include the impact of the CSDPs on our state-to-division coaching system including development of critical systems and progress monitoring.


Topic/Category: Coaching, Data-based Decision Making, District & State PBIS


Poster # 52


Prosocial: A State Technical Assistance Center's Process for Group Cohesion & Strategic Planning

Jodie Soracco, Virginia Tiered System of Supports (Norfolk, VA)


This poster presentation will show the use of Prosocial, an emerging change method, as a strategic planning process to improve group cohesion and internal infrastructure processes within a state MTSS Technical Assistance Center. A description of the Prosocial process, pre/post data, goal setting, and progress monitoring procedures will be shared.


Topic/Category: District & State PBIS


Poster # 53


Supporting Trauma-impacted Families Through Robust Resources & Community Collaborations

Kelly Henderson, Formed Families Forward (Fairfax, VA)


In this poster presentation, a parent center serving foster, kinship, and adoptive families will share training, peer support, video and other resources used with trauma-impacted families and providers to implement practices and build trauma-sensitive service systems across sectors. Outcomes in reach, satisfaction, knowledge, outreach, and uptake of trauma-sensitive services will be reported.


Topic/Category: Students with Disabilities, Family, Mental Health/Social-Emotional Well-Being


Poster # 54


Results of the Tiered Fidelity Inventory: Family-School-Collaboration Usability & Pilot Study

Andy Garbacz, University of Wisconsin–Madison (Madison, WI); Devon Minch, University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, NC); Shelby Cook, University of Memphis (Memphis, TN)


This poster will describe the results of a usability and pilot study of the Tiered Fidelity Inventory: Family-School Collaboration (TFI: FSC). The TFI: FSC is intended to be a supplement to the TFI and can assist schools in further identifying areas of improvement related to family-school collaboration within PBIS.

Topic/Category: Data-based Decision Making, Equity, Family