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

About Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)


What Is It All About?

PBIS is an operational framework for achieving academic and behavior outcomes  for all students. It ensures all students have access to effective and accurate instructional and behavioral practices as well as interventions. PBIS is not a curriculum, intervention, or practice but is a decision-making framework using data to guide selection, integration, and implementation of evidence-based academic and behavior best practices.

PBIS Overview

Positive behavior support is a behavior-based systems approach to enhancing the capacity of schools, families, and communities in designing effective environments that improve the link between research-validated practices and the environments in which teaching and learning occur. The Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports ( has been established by the US Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs to give schools capacity-building information and technical assistance for identifying, adapting, and sustaining effective school-wide disciplinary practices.


PBIS Frequently Asked Questions

What Is School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports?

What Every Administrator Needs to Know About SWPBIS