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Positive Behavior Support a.k.a Best Behavior

Ottawa Area Intermediate School District
13565 Port Sheldon Street
Holland, MI 49424
http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mde/SchoolwidePBS_264634_7.pdf

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Contact Information:
Dr. Stephen Goodman
877.702.8600
sgoodman@oaisd.org

Program Specification:

Emphasis:

Gender:

Rating:

Prevention

Both

Moderate Evidence of Effectiveness

Age/Grade Level:

Target Settings:

Target Groups:

Elementary

Rural
Urban
Suburban

School Wide

Ethnicity:

Other Participation Criteria:

All Ethnicities

Description:

Michigan's Integrated Behavior and Learning Support Initiative (MiBLSi) is designed to help schools develop schoolwide support systems in reading and behavior. MiBLSi is a Response to Intervention (RtI) model of schoolwide supports. Emphasis is placed on prevention of problem behavior, development of pro-social skills, and the use of data-based problem solving for addressing existing behavior concerns. School-wide PBS increases the capacity of schools to educate all students utilizing research-based school-wide, classroom, and individualized interventions.

Program Descriptors Include:
Mentoring/Tutoring, Behavior Management/Discipline, Bullying/Violence, Counseling/Advisories/Coaches, Family/Parental Involvement, Life Skills Training

Starting Date: 2003
Students Served Per Year: 500+
Last Verified: 2010

Risk Factors:

Protective Factors:

Program addresses the following:

Individual factors

  • High-risk social behavior
  • Misbehavior
  • Early aggression

Program promotes the following:

Relationships

  • Presence and involvement of caring, supportive adults
  • Opportunities and rewards for pro-social involvement
  • Clear social norms
  • Involvement with positive peer activities

Program Resources:

Annual Cost:

Unspecified

Funding Sources Include:

Program Staff Includes:

State Agencies
School Districts

Teachers
Counselors
School Administrators

Materials Used:

Supporting / Partner Organizations:

Unspecified

Michigan State Department of Education

Evaluation Information:

Schools are discovering that PBS: Addresses the behavioral needs of all students with proven, easy to implement strategies; Allows the school to create the "right fit" for them, so that practices are appropriate to the context and sustainable over time; Is doable and does not have to overwhelm staff given the limited time and resources that schools generally experience; Is affordable; Helps to create a positive school climate; Results in increased time for instruction and fewer disciplinary incidents.

How evaluation data was collected:
Data collected and analyzed at state or organizational level

Additional Evaluation Information:
http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/pubs/20104007/pdf/20104008.pdf

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