Tier 1 are universal or primary approaches that are preventative in nature (Sugai & Homer, 2002). Tier 1 systems, data, and practices impact everyone across all settings. They establish the foundation for delivering regular, proactive support and preventing unwanted behaviors. Tier 1 emphasizes prosocial skills and expectations by teaching and acknowledging appropriate student behavior.

Tier 1 foundational systems include:

  • An established leadership team
  • Regular meetings
  • A commitment statement for establishing a positive school-wide social culture
  • On-going use of data for decision making
  • Professional development plans
  • Evaluation plan

Tier 1 practices include:

Getting Started:

NWPBIS is a proud partner with Midwest PBIS Network. Our training materials are developed from research projects in partnership with Midwest.

Student Groups and Support:

PBIS Team:

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