Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports


B - Be Responsible A - Always Respectful R - Ready K - Kind to Others

What is PBIS at Dorsey Attendance Center?

PBIS is an implementation framework for maximizing the selection and use of evidence-based prevention and interventions practices along a multi-tiered continuum that supports the academic, social, emotional, and behavioral supports of all students

At Dorsey, we have implemented 3 major expectations for our students and staff:

  • B - Be Responsible
  • A - Always Respectful
  • R - Ready
  • K - Kind to Others

Our students earn points from the teachers based on the expectations listed above. For example, if a student does homework nightly and behaves in class according to the expectations, the student will earn points based on that decision.

What do students and staff members gain in PBIS schools?

All students enhance their social, emotional, and behavioral competence by

  • Regularly reviewing their school’s agreed upon school-wide social values.
  • Frequently experiencing specific recognition when they engage in expected behavior
  • Extending expected behaviors to all parts of the school, especially in classrooms to enhance their academic engagement and success
  • Experiencing predictable instructional consequences (reteaching) for problem behavior without inadvertent rewarding of problem behavior
  • Using a common language for communication, collaboration, play, problem solving, conflict resolution, and securing assistance

All educators develop positive, predictable, and safe environments that promote strong interpersonal relationships with their students by

  • Prompting, modeling, teaching, and acknowledging expected student behavior
  • Actively supervising all their students across all settings
  • Maximizing academic instruction to enhance student achievement and support social, emotional, and behavioral development
  • Providing clear and predictable consequences for problem behavior and following up with constructive support to reduce probability of future problem behavior

What do students and educators experience when PBIS is implemented with fidelity over time?

  • Reductions in major disciplinary infractions, antisocial behavior, and substance abuse.
  • Reductions in aggressive behavior and improvements in emotional regulation.
  • Improvements in academic engagement and achievement.
  • Improvements in perceptions of organizational health and school safety.
  • Reductions in teacher and student reported bullying behavior and victimization.
  • Improvements in perceptions of school climate.
  • Reductions in teacher turnover.

You can learn more about PBIS and what it means for students and teachers at pbis.org or watch this video to understand more about our student rewards application through PBIS Rewards.