Presentation Title

SET Yourself Up for succSAS: Evaluating PBIS Implementation Fidelity Tools

Highest Degree of Primary Presenter

Bachelor's Degree

Presentation Abstract

This session will provide practical tools and knowledge on the available instruments that evaluate the implementation fidelity of school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS). Practitioners will learn about existing measures of PBIS fidelity (SAS, BoQ, SET, TIC, and TFI), best practices for measuring PBIS fidelity, and strategies for using fidelity data to create policy and enhance PBIS effectiveness.

Schools measure PBIS implementation fidelity for a variety of reasons (e.g., assessing progress towards goals set prior to adopting the framework) (Cohen, Kincaid, & Childs, 2007). Schools with higher scores on implementation fidelity measures have been found to have fewer office discipline referrals, in-school suspensions, and out of school suspensions, which are vital indicators of student behavior and school climate (Childs et al., 2016). Schools scoring well on PBIS fidelity measures also have been found to have higher math achievement, higher reading achievement, and lower truancy rates (Pas & Bradshaw, 2012). Our presentation will be based on existing PBIS literature, research we have conducted with fidelity measures, and will utilize case studies to demonstrate the utility of each measure.

Because of the potential positive effects of PBIS fidelity, this presentation will focus on creating effective recommendations for schools based on data from fidelity measures. The session will engage the audience in troubleshooting PBIS implementation problems and discussing real-life issues that participants have encountered in schools. Participants will receive resources to aid in:

1) Utilizing implementation fidelity tools

2) Using the BoQ and SAS

3) Consulting with educators to strengthen PBIS implementation fidelity.

Throughout the presentation, facilitators will provide opportunities for participant discussion regarding best practices in PBIS implementation. Facilitators will provide the following handouts:

1) Common implementation problems found in literature

2) Written comparison of all fidelity measurement tools discussed

3) List of recommendations on enhancing fidelity based on common problems

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SET Yourself Up for succSAS: Evaluating PBIS Implementation Fidelity Tools

This session will provide practical tools and knowledge on the available instruments that evaluate the implementation fidelity of school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS). Practitioners will learn about existing measures of PBIS fidelity (SAS, BoQ, SET, TIC, and TFI), best practices for measuring PBIS fidelity, and strategies for using fidelity data to create policy and enhance PBIS effectiveness.

Schools measure PBIS implementation fidelity for a variety of reasons (e.g., assessing progress towards goals set prior to adopting the framework) (Cohen, Kincaid, & Childs, 2007). Schools with higher scores on implementation fidelity measures have been found to have fewer office discipline referrals, in-school suspensions, and out of school suspensions, which are vital indicators of student behavior and school climate (Childs et al., 2016). Schools scoring well on PBIS fidelity measures also have been found to have higher math achievement, higher reading achievement, and lower truancy rates (Pas & Bradshaw, 2012). Our presentation will be based on existing PBIS literature, research we have conducted with fidelity measures, and will utilize case studies to demonstrate the utility of each measure.

Because of the potential positive effects of PBIS fidelity, this presentation will focus on creating effective recommendations for schools based on data from fidelity measures. The session will engage the audience in troubleshooting PBIS implementation problems and discussing real-life issues that participants have encountered in schools. Participants will receive resources to aid in:

1) Utilizing implementation fidelity tools

2) Using the BoQ and SAS

3) Consulting with educators to strengthen PBIS implementation fidelity.

Throughout the presentation, facilitators will provide opportunities for participant discussion regarding best practices in PBIS implementation. Facilitators will provide the following handouts:

1) Common implementation problems found in literature

2) Written comparison of all fidelity measurement tools discussed

3) List of recommendations on enhancing fidelity based on common problems