Photo Credit: Aaron Humphreys

Photo Credit: Aaron Humphreys


SWPBIS is a comprehensive and preventative approach to improving school climate. It provides a framework for creating predictable, positive environments for all students to achieve academically, behaviorally, and social/emotionally.


Effectiveness of Schoolwide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports in Reducing Racially Inequitable Disciplinary Exclusion

Matthew P. Steinberg and Johanna Lacoe, What Do We Know About School Discipline Reform? Assessing the alternatives to suspensions and expulsions (2017)

National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities: A Literature Map of Dropout Prevention Interventions for Students With Disabilities (2014)

Lessons in Racial Justice and Movement Building: Dismantling the School-To-Prison-Pipeline in Colorado and Nationally (2014)

Effectiveness of Schoolwide Positive Behavior and Supports in Reducing Racially Inequitable Disciplinary Expulsion (2013)

Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions: Examining the Effects of Schoolwide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports on Student Outcomes– Results From a Randomized Controlled Effectiveness Trial in Elementary Schools (2010)

Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions: A Randomized, Wait-List Controlled Effectiveness Trial Assessing School-Wide Positive Behavior Support in Elementary Schools (2009)

Educational Psychology: Whole-School Positive Behaviour Support: Effects on student discipline problems and academic performance (2005)

Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions: Using Staff and Student Time Engaged in Disciplinary Procedures to Evaluate the Impact of School-Wide PBS (2004)

Education and Treatment of Children: Evaluation of a Comprehensive Behavior Management Program To Improve School-Wide Positive Behavior Support (2001)

Education and Treatment of Children: Translating Research into Effective Practice: The Effects of a Universal Staff and Student Intervention on Indicators of Discipline and School Safety (2001)


Zero Tolerance to Zero Suspensions: School-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports and Believing in What Seems Impossible

Participatory Action Research: Understanding your Districts Discipline Data

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