Shift in Practice Reduces Reliance on Punishment

Post date: Feb 03, 2011 4:45:42 PM

Olney C. Allen Elementary School, East Aurora District 131, experienced decreases in disciplinary events, despite a 20% student enrollment increase since 2005. Most importantly, the school’s PBIS teams no longer rely on exclusionary responses to problem behavior. Multiple data points and teacher nominations are utilized to identify students for participation in Social/Academic Instructional Groups

(S/AIG), or one-on-one mentoring. Discipline data, in the graph below, indicates Olney C. Allen’s success in reducing over-reliance on punitive consequences, especially with regard to African American and Hispanic/Latino students.