Building capacity in Texas schools for the provision of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) to all students

Fidelity Assessments


Benchmarks for Advanced Tiers (BAT)
University of Oregon & University of South Florida 2011, Tiers 2 & 3

The BAT allows school teams to self-assess the implementation status of Tiers 2 (secondary, targeted) and 3 (tertiary, intensive) of behavior support systems within their school.

 The BAT is based on factors drawn from the Individual Student Systems Evaluation Tool (I-SSET) and is designed to answer three questions:

  1. Are the foundational (organizational) elements in place for implementing secondary and tertiary behavior support practices?
  2. Is a Tier 2 support system in place?
  3. Is a Tier 3 system in place?

 School teams can use the BAT to build an action plan to delineate the next steps in the implementation process. If schools choose to use the BAT to assess progress over time, then scores on each area can be tracked on a year-to-year basis.

Benchmarks for Advanced Tiers (BAT) University of Oregon & University of South Florida 2011, Tiers 2 & 3 The BAT allows school teams to self-assess the implementation status of Tiers 2 (secondary, targeted) and 3 (tertiary, intensive) of behavior support systems within their school. The BAT is based on factors drawn from the Individual Student Systems Evaluation Tool (I-SSET) and is designed to answer three questions: Are the foundational (organizational) elements in place for implementing secondary and tertiary behavior support practices? Is a Tier 2 support system in place? Is a Tier 3 system in place? School teams can use the BAT to build an action plan to delineate the next steps in the implementation process. If schools choose to use the BAT to assess progress over time, then scores on each area can be tracked on a year-to-year basis.

 


 

Benchmarks of Quality (BoQ) Scoring Form, Action Planner 
Adapted from the University of South Florida, Revised 2010, Tier 1

The Benchmarks of Quality for SWPBS has been designed to access and monitor PBIS team activities. This tool measures the fidelity of PBIS at the school-wide level or Tier 1. Teams can assess themselves to see what items can be improved or begun. A score of 70% indicates the school is at fidelity with PBIS at Tier 1. To complete this version, team members work together using the rubric to come to general consensus on where they are by circling the number. The items can then be transferred onto the scoring form and the percentage calculated. The items can also be entered online at www.pbisapps.org. If you do not know or have your school ID, you can check with your local TBS contact.

 


School-Wide Evaluation Tool (SET)

University of Oregon, Version 2.1, 2001, Tier 1
 

The SET is another Tier 1 fidelity tool designed to assess and evaluate the critical features of school-wide effective behavior support across each academic school year. The SET results are used to—

  1. assess features that are in place,
  2. determine annual goals for school-wide effective behavior support,
  3. evaluate ongoing efforts toward school-wide behavior support,
  4. design and revise procedures as needed, and
  5. compare efforts toward school-wide effective behavior support from year to year.

A score of 80% indicates the school is at fidelity with PBIS at Tier 1. The results of the SET will provide schools with a measure of the proportion of features that are 1) not targeted or started, 2) in the planning phase, and 3) in the implementation/maintenance phase of development toward a systems approach to school-wide effective behavior support. The SET is designed to provide trend lines of improvement and sustainability over time.



Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI)
OSEP Technical Assistance Center on PBIS, Version 2.1, 2014
Tier 1


The purpose of the SWPBIS Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI) is to provide a valid, reliable, and efficient measure of the extent to which school personnel are applying the core features of school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports (SWPBIS).  The TFI is divided into three sections addressing each tier of implementation and can be used separately or in combination to assess the extent to which core features are in place at each or all tiers.

The TFI is based on the features and items of existing SWPBIS fidelity measures (e.g. SET, BoQ, SAS, BAT, MATT).  It is recommended that when completing the first assessment using the TFI, the team assess all 3 tiers.  If action planning results in focusing on one or two of the tiers then the further assessment need only occur for that tier/tiers. The TFI should be completed three times yearly; the beginning, middle and end of the year, with follow-up action planning.