Is your school implementing effective PBIS practices?
Use the SAPR-PBIS™ self-assessment to pinpoint what is working
SAPR-PBIS is the most efficient, comprehensive way to compare your current PBIS efforts with evidence-based practices and benchmarks. Six to 10 team members from your school fill out individual self-assessments, rating themselves on key building blocks of successful PBIS. Then your whole team comes together to discuss results, set clear goals for improvement, and assess progress.
SAPR-PBIS has been proven in pilot studies to improve students’ social outcomes and staff satisfaction.
Select members of the schoolwide PBIS leadership team and have them complete the Individual Form.
Have the team members bring their completed forms to the Self-Assessment Team Meeting. With one member acting as facilitator, transfer individual scores to the Team Meeting Form.
As a team, discuss the results of each member’s completed Individual Form to develop a consensus about how your school is functioning in the 10 practices listed. (The SAPR-PBIS Manual provides guidance for discussion when there is a significant discrepancy between team members’ scores.)
Review the results of the team assessment to identify up to 3 evidence-based practices to focus on improving during the school year. Use the indicators listed with each practice to help you develop specific, measurable objectives.
Share your action plan with school faculty. Throughout the year, the leadership team will revisit the objectives to determine progress being made.
At a glance
What is it?
A self-assessment process for school leadership teams to evaluate their implementation of schoolwide positive behavior interventions and supports (SWPBIS)
How often is it conducted?
2 times per year
Which areas does it examine?
10 practices that represent the building blocks of SWPBIS:
- policies and procedures
- prevention and screening
- staff development
- behavioral expectations
- response to discipline referrals
- academic and social supports provided
- functional behavior assessment as needed
- data collected and analyzed; families as partners
- comprehensive plans for intensive needs
Who completes it?
Professionals (administrators, school psychologists, behavior specialists, classroom teachers)
Number of items?
- Individual Form: 62 items on 10 scales
- Team Meeting Form: 10 scales and 1 Action Plan planning sheet
Rate on a scale of 1–5 the extent to which the following indicator is in place: The behavioral expectations and schoolwide program are regularly communicated to families
How long does it take to complete?
30 minutes for the Individual Form (completed independently); 60–90 minutes for the Team Meeting Form (completed over the course of a meeting); and about 5 minutes to score (during the team meeting)
What do the scores give you?
Overall ratings in 10 key practice areas help identify 3 or more priorities for improvement
What was the standardization sample?
23 schools, with 150 individual staff members
Is it reliable and valid?
The total internal reliability was 96%, each scale was 76% or greater (range of 76%–95%). Content validity was completed through literature review and expert panel review; construct validity was established by correlating scores with the Schoolwide Evaluation Tool (SET)