PBIS as a Framework for Equity

PBIS, as a multi-tiered system of social-emotional- behavior support, can allow us to identify and begin to correct the systematic inequities that have persisted in our school systems. However, unless we explicitly address systemic inequities, and implicit bias, our PBIS/MTSS systems can both hide and enable inequitable school outcomes.

By identifying the patterns of inequity in our school systems, and prioritizing individual consciousness and behavioral changes, we can begin to dismantle the practices that result in inequitable outcomes for our students and families. Read our NWPBIS Equity Statement. 

The hyperlinked guides and examples below will help your team prioritize equitable school supports and outcomes. These research-based resources inform our approach to  professional development to address equity in school outcomes. 

Anti-Racism Materials 

Addressing Implicit Bias in PBIS / MTSS Implementation

 

Evidence of a Multi-Tiered Approach to Equity