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Overview of Tools and Timeline

Evaluation for data-based decision-making is a hallmark of PBIS. This page provides coaches with a quick reference to the most widely used tools for self-assessment and action planning, and suggests a timeline for implementation. The following evaluation tools assist schools, districts, and the Midwest PBIS Network in answering these essential questions: 

1. Do training and technical assistance provided by the Network result in PBIS Implementation?
    • How do you know if you are implementing? 
    • Are you assessing BOTH fidelity and outcomes?
2. If schools implement PBIS, do they implement with fidelity?
3. If schools implement PBIS, are they able to sustain implementation?
4. Does PBIS implementation result in benefits to students? 
5. Does PBIS implementation result in benefits to students receiving T2, T3 plans, as well as students with IEPs, and students who identify
    as African-American, Hispanic, or second language learners?


 Assessment Details
Self-Assessment Survey (SAS)     
  • Recommended for: All schools Implementing PBIS
  • Suggested Completion: September and/or April
  • Purpose: Provides staff perception data to assists with 
    annual action planning, internal decision making, assessment of change over time, awareness of building staff and team validation.
  • Find free, online at PBIS Assessments
  • To get started with self-assessment, follow the directions on the Getting Started with PBIS Apps webpage.
 SW-PBIS Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI)
 Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI) Action Plan 
  • Recommended for: All schools completing TFI  
  • Suggested Completion: Start up, then at least 3 times a year
  • Purpose: Documents and organizes implementation steps based and technical assistance needs based on fidelity and outcome data, at all tiers of implementation.
  • Find free, online, as a Supporting Material to the TFI at PBIS Assessments
  • To get started with self-assessment, follow the directions on the Getting Started with PBIS Apps webpage.
 School-wide Information System or similar system
(SWIS, CICO-SWIS, ISIS-SWIS)
  • Recommended for: All schools Implementing PBIS 
  • Suggested Completion: Daily 
  • Purpose: Provides data on frequency of problem behaviors, locations of problems, types of problems, students involved in problem behaviors and staff making referrals to be used for designing and progress monitoring.
  • Find SWIS, CICO-SWIS, and ISIS-SWIS online at the SWIS Suite through PBIS Apps.
  • For information about getting started with SWIS Suite, email eval@midwestpbis.org