Positive Behavior - PBIS

  • Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

    At NPMA, both students and staff alike are working hard to be- 
    PBIS is a research based systems approach designed to enhance the capacity of schools to educate all students, especially students with challenging behaviors; and, to adopt and sustain the use of best practices for teaching academics and social behavior.

    In general, PBIS emphasizes four integrated elements: (a) data for decision making, (b) measurable outcomes supported and evaluated by data, (c) practices with evidence that these outcomes are achievable, and (d) systems that efficiently and effectively support implementation of these practices. 


    that establish systems with the capacity to implement PBIS with integrity and durability have teaching and learning environments that are

    • Less reactive, aversive, dangerous, and exclusionary, and
    • More engaging, responsive, preventive, and productive
    • Address classroom management and disciplinary issues (e.g., attendance, tardies, antisocial behavior),
    • Improve supports for students whose behaviors require more specialized assistance (e.g., emotional and behavioral disorders, mental health), and
    • Most importantly, maximize academic engagement and achievement for all students.