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Recognition Process

Note: This Recognition Process page is in the process of being updated and moved to the new Illinois PBIS Website.

New: Applications for recognition in PBIS Implementation are now available for the 2010-11 School Year!

Overview:

Once each school year, the Illinois PBIS Network formally recognizes schools that demonstrate implementation and sustainability of the PBIS process through measurable criteria at the Tier 1/Universal, Tier 2/Secondary, and Tier 3/Tertiary levels.  Schools that want to be recognized for their implementation of PBIS for the 2010-11 school year are required to submit an application, along with supporting documentation, for one of the five levels of school recognition listed below. Completed applications are due by May 18th, 2012.
 
The Illinois PBIS Network Phases of Implementation (PoI) Rubric is the primary tool by which implementation is measured, and is an integral part of the application process. See instructions on the PoI Rubric for the procedures associated with this self-assessment tool, including the roles of the External Coach and the Technical Assistance Coordinator.  It is recommended that the PoI be utilized in November (and can be updated in April) for effective self-assessment and action-planning. 

In addition, depending on the level of recognition a school is seeking, other self-evaluation tools used in PBIS implementation will also need to be submitted with the application.  Complete details are indicated on the applications for each level.

To apply for recognition, a school is required to:

  1. Choose the appropriate level of recognition based on your current implementation and select from one of five individual applications below and complete all sections of the application. [Note: the FY12 applications will be available in the Fall]
      
  2. Complete and attach the required supporting documentation indicated on the application.

 

Deadline and mailing instructions:

Submit all completed materials by May 18th, 2012, to the Illinois PBIS Network at:

335 N. LaGrange Rd., Suite 4,
LaGrange Park, IL 60526


The five levels of School Recognition are:

Start-Up:

Beginning the process of school-wide PBIS implementation.

Requirements: Complete and submit the PoI at least once yearly; demonstrate PBIS implementation by fulfilling any one or more criterion on the most recent PoI Rubric at the following phase: Tier 1/Universal Phase I; participate in Tier 1/Universal training.
     

Emerging:

Building the foundation for school-wide PBIS implementation.

Requirements:  Complete and submit the PoI at least once yearly; demonstrate PBIS implementation by fulfilling all criteria on the most recent PoI Rubric at the following phase: Tier 1/Universal Phase I (see individual application for required supporting documentation); complete the Team Implementation Checklist (TIC) or score 70 or higher on the Benchmarks of Quality (BoQ) or score 80/80 on the School-wide Evaluation Tool (SET); complete the Self-Assessment Survey (SAS).
    

Implementing:

Maintaining the school-wide PBIS foundation and building the foundation for Tier 2/Secondary Level Interventions.

Requirements:  Complete and submit the PoI at least once yearly; demonstrate PBIS implementation by fulfilling all criteria on the most recent PoI Rubric at the following phases: Tier 1/Universal Phase I and II, and Tier 2/Secondary Phase I (see individual application for required supporting documentation); score 70 or higher on the Benchmarks of Quality (BoQ), or score 80/80 on the School-wide Evaluation Tool (SET); complete the Self-Assessment Survey (SAS); complete the Illinois PBIS School Profile Tool.
     

Fully Implementing:

Sustaining school-wide PBIS implementation, maintaining Tier2/Secondary Level Interventions, and building the foundation for Tier3/Tertiary Level Interventions.

Requirements: Complete and submit the PoI at least once yearly; demonstrate PBIS implementation by fulfilling all criteria on the most recent PoI Rubric at the following phases: Tier 1/Universal Phase I, II, and III, Tier 2/ Secondary Phase I and II, and Tier 3/Tertiary Phase I (see individual application for required supporting documentation); score 70 or higher on the Benchmarks of Quality (BoQ), or score 80/80 on the School-wide Evaluation Tool (SET); complete the Self-Assessment Survey (SAS); complete the Illinois PBIS School Profile Tool.
  

Exemplar:

Demonstrating the “ideal model” of building, maintaining, and sustaining Tier 1/Universal, Tier 2/Secondary, and Tier 3/Tertiary school-wide PBIS, while maintaining academic integrity.

Requirements:  Complete and submit the PoI at least once yearly; demonstrate PBIS implementation by fulfilling all criteria on the most recent PoI Rubric at the following phases: Tier 1/Universal Phase I, II, and III, Tier 2/Secondary Phase I, II, and III, and Tier 3/Tertiary Phase I and II (see individual application for required supporting documentation); score 70 or higher on the Benchmarks of Quality (BoQ), or score 80/80 on the School-wide Evaluation Tool (SET); complete the Self-Assessment Survey (SAS); complete the Illinois PBIS School Profile Tool; demonstrate AYP in Reading and Math and/or be identified as an Academic Improvement, Academic Excellence, or Spotlight School as designated by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE); provide two years of discipline data indicating evidence that students have responded positively to Tier 1/Universal behavior supports (85% or more of all students have 1 or fewer office discipline referrals/ODRs), to Tier 2/Secondary behavior supports (10% or less of all students have no more than 2-5 ODRs), and to Tier 3/Tertiary behavior supports (4% or less of students have 6 or more ODRs). Discipline data should further indicate that 5% or less of students have received out-of-school suspensions, and the number of students placed out of their home school is low and decreasing. Note: Additional evidence and/or follow-up conversations may be necessary to fully evaluate this discipline data.

Schools will be recognized with:

All levels:

  • A “Proud to be a PBIS School” window decal award identifying the year and level of recognition;
      
  • A list of all qualifying schools will be distributed to the Illinois PBIS Network Statewide Leadership Team
      
  • A listing on the Illinois PBIS Network website;
      
  • Congratulatory letters from Illinois PBIS Network Leaders.  Copies of this correspondence will also be forwarded to district superintendents.

Emerging Level and above:

  • Acknowledgment of school staff at the annual Illinois PBIS Network Summer and Winter Leadership Conferences: all attendees will receive a list of the recognized schools; attendees from recognized schools will receive “Star School” ribbons on their badges, and will be asked to stand and be recognized during the opening session.

Implementing Level:

  • Congratulatory letter from Elizabeth Hanselman, Assistant Superintendent for Special Education and Support Services, Illinois State Board of Education.  Copies of this correspondence will also be forwarded to district and regional superintendents.

Fully Implementing and Exemplar Levels:

  • Congratulatory letter from Christopher Koch, State Superintendent of Education, Illinois State Board of Education.  Copies of this correspondence will also be forwarded to district and regional superintendents, and local Illinois legislators.
We also encourage schools to invite their local education officials, families, community leaders, legislators, and media representatives to be part of the recognition celebration at the school and district levels.