Illinois Schools Recognition Criteria 2020-21 School Year

Congratulations to over 200 Illinois Schools who applied for Recognition Badges!

Go to the Recognized Schools List



YES, you can still apply for Recognition!

Any applications submitted after May 7th will be reviewed on a rolling basis over the summer months, and posted once reviewed.

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www.pbisapps.org
to enter your TFI at pbisapps.org

 
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to submit your Recognition Application

 
Sample badge. All designs will be published with the Recognized Schools list in early June 2021.
1. Take the Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI) at least once this year online at pbisapps.org by the date you submit your online Recognition application. No minimum score (fidelity) requirement on the TFI for Recognition this year.
2. Submit an online 
Recognition application: https://bit.ly/RecSY2021 (PLEASE NOTE: If you have issues with your organization blocking this Google Form, please email eval@midwestpbis.org ) 3. Levels of implementation do not exist this year (Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum)  4. Badges now exist for items corresponding with the TFI at Tier 1, Tier 2, & Tier 3 5. Submit at least one piece of evidence for the specific Badge when prompted in your online Recognition Application. (All evidence for each Badge must be in a single document. The document may have multiple pages).

Early Bird Due Date: April 9, 2021
Due Date: May 7, 2021
Recognized Schools List Published: by June 1, 2021

Find more valuable information on our Recognition FAQ webpage !

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www.pbisapps.org
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Tier 1 Implementation (8 Badges)

TFI Required to apply for any badge 

Enter online at www.pbisapps.org

No fidelity required

Badge Description

TFI Item & Possible COVID Modifications

Potential Evidence

Tier 1 Teaming and Leadership Badge

Earn the Tier 1 Teaming and Leadership badge to acknowledge your Tier 1 team’s dedication to adjusting membership, continuing to meet and problem solve throughout the 2020-21 school year.


TFI 1.1 Team Composition - modified team membership as needed (e.g., technology support)


TFI 1.2 Team Operating Procedures - team continued meeting on regular basis


Potential Evidence: Tier 1 Agendas and Meeting Minutes, Tier 1 Action Plan, Tier 1 Role Descriptions

Tier 1 Learning Expectations 

Earn the Learning Expectations badge for adjusting school-wide expectations and rules to match new contexts and learning environments in the 2020-21 school year.

TFI 1.3 - Behavioral Expectations - Modified school-wide matrix for learning context (in-person, hybrid, or remote learning)


TFI 1.8 Classroom Procedures - Modified Classroom Procedures to align with school-wide modifications for learning context (e.g., classroom matrix, classroom acknowledgements)


Potential Evidence: School-wide Matrix, Classroom Matrices

Tier 1 Teaching Behaviors 

Earn the Teaching Behaviors badge for continuing systems to teach social-emotional-behavioral expectations, rules and skills to students during the 2020-21 school year.

TFI 1.4 Teaching Expectations - Continued teaching systems for behavioral expectations in person or modified system for teaching behaviors directly to students in hybrid/remote instruction


Potential Evidence: Sample Lesson Plans, Videos, Schedule for teaching

Tier 1 Acknowledgement Systems

Earn the Acknowledgement badge for continuing to use multiple levels of acknowledgements to teach and reinforce desired behaviors while strengthening a sense of belonging and positivity.

TFI 1.9 Feedback and Acknowledgement - Modified system for acknowledging students

Potential Evidence: Modified high frequency acknowledgment (e.g., tickets); schedule for school-wide acknowledgements; descriptions of high frequency, group contingency, or schoolwide acknowledgements

Tier 1 Data Based Decision Making

Earn the Data Based Decision Making badge for continuing to use data to implement, monitor, and modify supports for students, staff, and families.

TFI 1.5 Problem Behavior Definitions - Redefined Problem Behavior Definitions


TFI 1.6 Discipline Policies - Modified discipline policies and procedures (e.g., flowchart, t-chart)


TFI 1.13 Data Based Decision Making - Tier 1 team continued to use data for decision making

Potential Evidence: Flowchart, T-chart, Behavior Definition, Tier 1 Team Agendas

Tier 1 Student-Family-Community Engagement

Earn the Student-Family-Community Engagements for your efforts in engaging families in providing input and feedback on modified systems and for supporting families to implement PBIS at home.

TFI 1.11 Student/Family/Community Involvement - Created opportunities for families to provide input on learning supports; supported families for using PBIS at home

Evidence: PBIS Home Matrix materials, Student-Family-Community Surveys, Schedule or data for student-family 

Tier 1 Professional Development and Coaching

Earn the Tier 1 Professional Development and Coaching badge for on-going supports provided to staff to implement practices during 2020-21 school year.

TFI 1.7 Professional Development - Provided direct training, resources and coaching opportunities for staff to implement PBIS practices in hybrid/remote setting

Evidence: Schedule, Materials, and/or Evaluations from PD opportunities

Tier 1 Staff Engagement and Wellness

Earn the Staff Engagement and Wellness badge for your efforts to gather input and feedback from staff on practices and for ensuring staff wellness during the 2020-21 school year.



TFI 1.10 Faculty Involvement - Responded to staff feedback and needs

Evidence: Staff survey responses, PD/communications to promote staff wellness



Tier 2 Implementation (4 Badges)

TFI Required to apply for any badge 

Enter online at www.pbisapps.org

No fidelity required

Badge Description

TFI Item

Potential Evidence

Tier 2 Teaming and Leadership

Earn the Tier 2 Teaming and Leadership badge to acknowledge your Tier 2 team’s dedication to adjusting membership, continuing to meet and problem solve throughout the 2020-21 school year.


TFI 2.1 Team Composition - modified team membership as needed (e.g., technology support)


TFI 2.2 Team Operating Procedures - Team continued meeting on a regular basis

Potential Evidence: Tier 2 Agenda and Meeting Meetings, Tier 2 Action Plan, Tier 2 Role Descriptions

Tier 2 Decision Rules

Earn the Tier 2 Decision Rules badge for modifying decision rules for how students were identified, progress monitored and exited targeted supports during the 2020-21 school year.

TFI 2.3 Screening - Modified data decision rules for entry into targeted interventions


TFI 2.4 Request for Assistance - Created system for families to request support


TFI 2.7 Practices Matched to Student Need


TFI 2.10 Level of Use - Monitored the percentage of students accessing support (or specific %) 


TFI 2.11 Student Performance Data - Modified success & exiting interventions (eg: CICO) and monitored student data

Potential Evidence: Documented data decision rules for Tier 2 interventions

Tier 2 Intervention

Earn the Tier 2 Intervention badge for continuing to implement at least one targeted intervention aligned to the critical features defined in TFI 2.6 during the 2020-21 school year.

TFI 2.5 Options for Tier 2 Interventions - Tier 2 interventions were modified to match student need


TFI 2.6 Tier 2 Critical Features -- modified intervention while still providing a) additional instruction/time for student skill development, b) additional structure/predictability, c) increased opportunity for feedback 


TFI 2.8 Access to Tier 1- Tier 2 interventions are linked and provide higher dose of Tier 1 supports

Potential Evidence: Description of Modified Tier 2 Intervention, Video of intervention in action, Modified Daily Progress Report (DPR), Schedule for Facilitator Check-in Times

Tier 2 Professional Development and Coaching

Earn the Tier 2 Professional Development and Coaching badge for on-going supports provided to staff to implement practices during 2020-21 school year.

TFI 2.9 - Professional Development - provided direct training, resources and coaching opportunities for Tier 2 facilitators to implement modified interventions in hybrid/remote setting and/or for staff to implement Tier 2 interventions in their settings

Potential Evidence: Schedule, Materials, and/or Evaluations from PD opportunities



Tier 3 Implementation (4 Badges)

TFI Required to apply for any badge 

Enter online at www.pbisapps.org

No fidelity required

Badge Description

TFI Item

Potential Evidence

Tier 3 Teaming and Leadership 

Earn the Tier 3 Teaming and Leadership badge to acknowledge your Tier 3 team’s dedication to adjusting membership, continuing to meet and problem solve throughout the 2020-21 school year.


TFI 3.1 Team Composition - modified team membership as needed (e.g., technology support)


TFI 3.2 Team Operating Procedures - Team continued meeting on a regular basis


TFI 3.16 Level of Use - Tier 3 team tracked the proportion of students receiving and responding to interventions for problem solving and planning


  • Potential Evidence: Tier 3 Agenda and Meeting Meetings, Tier 3 Action Plan, Tier 3 Role Descriptions

Tier 3 Decision Rules

Earn the Tier 3 Decision Rules badge for modifying decision rules for how students were identified, progress monitored and exited targeted supports during the 2020-21 school year.


TFI 3.3 Screening - Modified data decision rules for entry into intensive interventions


TFI 3.15 Data Based Decision Making - Continued to track progress of students receiving intensive interventions and modify support as needed.

  • Potential Evidence: Documented data decision rules for Tier 3 interventions


Tier 3 Intervention

Earn the Tier 3 Intervention badge for continuing to implement at least one intensive intervention aligned to the critical features defined in Tier 3 domain during the 2020-21 school year.



TFI 3.4 Student Support Team - Individualized student teams continued meeting


TFI 3.8 Quality of Life Indicators- Plans document and are built off of strengths and quality of needs


TFI 3.9 Academic, Social, Physical Indicators- Plans include medical, health and academic data


TFI 3.10 Hypothesis Statement - Plans for individualized support are built around function of behavior


TFI 3.11 Comprehensive support - Behavior Support Plans include strategies for prevention, teaching, and responding to behaviors


TFI 3.12 - Formal and Natural Supports - Plans and individual student teams include both school personnel and natural student supports from family and community

  • Potential Evidence: Sample of FBA-BIP with confidential information removed, Documentation of dates/times student-family team wrap/RENEW meetings were held, Sample of wraparound/RENEW action plan with confidential information removed, Tier 2/3 Tracking Tool data

Tier 3 Professional Development and Coaching

Earn the Tier 3 Professional Development and Coaching badge for on-going supports provided to Tier 3 facilitators and staff to implement practices during 2020-21 school year.

TFI 3.7 provided direct training, resources and coaching opportunities for Tier 3 facilitators to implement modified interventions in hybrid/remote setting and/or support for staff to implement components of Tier 3 plans

  • Potential Evidence: Schedule, Materials, and/or Evaluations from PD opportunities