Using Behavior Data to Assess Bullying Prevention Needs

posted Oct 24, 2012, 10:28 AM by Katelyn Lamb

Americana Intermediate School in Queen Bee SD 16 has implemented PBIS since 2004. The school uses the School-wide Information System (SWIS) to collect and analyze behavioral data. As office discipline referral (ODR) data was reviewed, bullying behaviors were identified as a concern for the school’s PBIS team. In Fall 2010, a series of student forums was conducted, a student survey was administered, and instructional lessons were developed based on the outcomes of the student surveys. At mid-year, student survey data indicated that incidents of bullying were decreasing. ODR data indicated only 10 incidents of bullying behaviors from August 2010 to March 2011, a 76% reduction compared to the same time period the previous year.