PBIS School Recognition


2013-14 Recognition Process 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.  The PBIS National Center School-wide PBIS Tiered Fidelity Inventory will be the primary tool by which implementation is measured, and is an integral part of the application process in 2013-14.  For further information about accessing the School-wide PBIS Tiered Fidelity Inventory, click here.

There are four levels of recognition for the 2013-14 school year.  All schools completing the School-wide PBIS Tiered Fidelity Inventory by May 16th, 2014 will be recognized at one of the first two levels without needing to submit an application.  Schools are invited to apply for the Gold & Platinum levels of recognition if they've reached fidelity at multiple tiers.  Applications for Gold & Platinum levels are to be postmarked by May 16, 2014. 

  • To download an overview Power Point Presentation of the 2013-14 Recognition Process, click here.
  • To access Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for the 2013-14 Recognition process, click here.

Requirements

    Bronze

  • Schools who self-assess and action plan around their implementation of PBIS using the School-wide PBIS Tiered Fidelity Inventory during 2013-14.

    Silver

  • Schools that reach 80% fidelity on any tier of the School-wide PBIS Tiered Fidelity Inventory.

    Gold

  • Schools that reach 80% fidelity on two or more tiers of the School-wide PBIS Tiered Fidelity Inventory and submit  the following supporting documentation:
    • A copy of the Tier 2/Tier 3 Tracking Tool showing improving trends and that the tool has been used to track students responding to Tier 2/Tier 3 interventions.
    • A copy of multi-tiered behavioral outcome data indicating that students have responded positively to PBIS implementation, demonstrating effectiveness of PBIS across all three tiers, which can be reported through the SWIS Triangle Data Report from the Year End Report or other comparable documentation.
    • A copy of the school’s PBIS action planning tool (e.g. MAP, School-wide PBIS Tiered Fidelity Inventory action plan, etc.) incorporating items the two items above.

    Platinum

  • Schools that reach 80% fidelity on all three tiers of the School-wide PBIS Tiered Fidelity Inventory and submit supporting the following documentation:
    • A copy of the Tier 2/Tier 3 Tracking Tool showing improving trends and that the tool has been used to track students responding to Tier 2/Tier 3 interventions.
    • A copy of multi-tiered behavioral outcome data indicating that students have responded positively to PBIS implementation, demonstrating effectiveness of PBIS across all three tiers, which can be reported through the SWIS Triangle Data Report from the Year End Report or other comparable documentation:
      • 80-90% of all students have 0-1 office discipline referrals (ODRs),
      •  5-10% of all students have 2-5 ODRs,
      • 1-5% of students have 6 or more ODRs, and
      • 5% or less of students have received an out-of-school suspension.
    • A copy of evidence of sustaining and/or improving academic trends for the past 3 school years.
    • A copy of the school’s PBIS action planning tool (e.g. MAP, School-wide PBIS Tiered Fidelity Inventory action plan, etc.) incorporating items the three items above.
Applications

To apply for recognition schools will:
  1. Use and submit the School-wide PBIS Tiered Fidelity Inventory through the PBIS Apps field test website (available late March, 2014). 
  2. If your school has met fidelity at multiple tiers on the School-wide PBIS Tiered Fidelity Inventory, you can choose the appropriate level of recognition to apply for, Gold or Platinum.
  3. Complete the appropriate sections of the application below and attach the required supporting documentation indicated on the application for the level you are applying for.

Deadline and Mailing Instructions

All completed materials should be postmarked by May 16, 2014, to the Illinois PBIS Network at:
550 Quail Ridge Drive
Westmont, IL 60559
or, emailed to: eval@pbisillinois.org
or, faxed to: 630-325-2605, attn: Evaluation Team
Multiple methods of submitting documents is not necessary

Acknowledgments for Recognition

All schools that earn recognition at the Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum Levels for the 2013-14 school year are being acknowledged in the following manner:

  • Each school principal received a congratulatory letter and a decal award to proudly display on a  window in the main entrance of their building.
    • Electronic decal images are available for download here. We invite schools to post the decal on their own websites or use in school or district publications. 
  • A communication announcing all Recognized Schools is being distributed to Principals, Coaches, District Superintendents, and Regional Superintendents of PBIS Implementing LEAs.

The Illinois PBIS Network encourages all schools to invite local education officials, families, community leaders, legislators, and media representatives to be part of recognition celebrations at the school and district levels.

We know all schools will continue their progress implementing PBIS at all three tiers and providing effective supports for all students to achieve social, emotional, and academic success!