Fidelity Decreases Problem Behavior

posted Mar 7, 2013, 12:17 PM by Katelyn Lamb
Washington Elementary School in Pana CUSD 8 began implementing PBIS in the 2010-11 school year, achieving fidelity at Tier 1 with a Benchmarks of Quality (BoQ) score of 71%. Implementing with fidelity impacted student outcomes, with 86% of students having 0-1 office discipline referrals (ODRs) for the year. The school team continued to refine their Tier 1 systems and in 2011-12 raised their BoQ score to 87%, and their percentage of students with 0-1 ODRs to 90%. This trend appears to be continuing in 2012-13 with 97% of students having 0-1 ODRs for August through November. During 2011-12, Washington Elementary began implementing Check-in Check-out (CICO) for students in need of Tier 2 supports.  CICO may have led to the higher percentage of students with 0-1 ODRs, with more students receiving the support they need to experience success.