Tier 1 School-Wide


Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports is a prevention framework for establishing and sustaining effective school-wide and individual behavior supports needed to enhance academic, social, and behavioral outcomes for all students.

The PBIS framework is based on a three-tiered prevention logic that has been promoted by the public health community. Tier 1 or primary prevention practices are established in all classroom and school-wide settings to (a) teach and encourage expected behavior, (b) prevent problem behavior, and (c) most importantly, maximize academic achievement. Tier 1 practices are implemented for all students by all staff across all settings.

The Tier 1 training modules in this section support district and school-based teams with initial implementation and sustainability of school-wide PBIS. It is important to note that training is one component of a comprehensive model of support for districts and schools. This model should also include coaching, technical assistance, and data-based decision-making supports. The NEPBIS Network comprehensive model is composed of full day team trainings, coaches trainings (see coaching materials on this site), networking, on-site technical assistance, and consultation over three years.

Training materials, including power points, the getting started workbook, and appendices include: district mapping of current structures in systems to develop multi-year action plans towards adopting and implementing evidence-based, equitable, and culturally relevant practices; a readiness assessment for training at the whole school level; school-wide universal PBIS training for teams; customized, on-site job embedded support; and training in data systems and analysis.
The NEPBIS Network comprehensive model focuses on Tier 1 implementation. However, schools that have reached a pre-requisite level of implementation fidelity may qualify to participate in a Tier 2 Training and support model.

Modified School Climate Survey

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Team Training

Tier 1 training content and related materials materials spanning across days and years encompassing getting started steps, implementation supports, and sustainability.

Team Training Workbook, Appendices, & Supplemental Materials

Tier 1 workbook and related materials that providing school leadership teams with a guide in implementation and ongoing plan

MA PBIS School Recognition!

We want to recognize you and your school team for your hard work and efforts in implementing PBIS!


The following webinar is an example overview used for schools in Massachusetts who are considering participating in the PBIS Academy.

MA State Framework Example

The following example framework provides an overview of the three year Academy model used in Massachusetts. This flyer provides an overview of this Academy and outlines support from training, coaching, and technical assistance across all three years.