Students with IEPs Benefit Equally from PBIS

posted Oct 24, 2012, 2:45 PM by Katelyn Lamb
For the 2011-12 school year, SD U-46 had seven schools that maintained or increased fidelity of PBIS implementation across all three tiers.  One of these schools, Parkwood Elementary School, is using the SWIS IEP feature and experiencing dramatic reductions in the number of ODRs for students with IEPs.  For the 2009-10 school year, 12% of the major ODRs were for students with an IEP.  In the 2011-12 school year, Parkwood’s proportion of ODRs for students with IEPs had been reduced to 4% of the total ODRs, a proportion lower than the 12% of students with IEPs in the school population.  The lower ODR rates for students with IEPs is encouraging, given the cumulative risk factors (e.g., history of problem behavior, diagnosed with a disability, academic failure, attendance problems) that contribute to drop out over a student’s school history.  

Parkwood Elementary School, SD U-46, Percentage ODRs for Students with IEPs