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OCDE is recognized as a California regional center for technical assistance  for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). Thus, OCDE is committed to providing professional development that supports Orange County school districts and schools in implementing PBIS with fidelity within their Multi-Tiered System of Support in accordance to the Implementation Blueprint from the National Technical Assistance Center for PBIS and the California MTSS Framework. In order to best meet the needs of districts  and schools, Readiness Commitments and Requirements will be applied.

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an implementation framework for maximizing the selection and use of evidence-based prevention and intervention practices along a multi-tiered continuum that supports the academic, social, emotional, and behavioral supports of all students. The multi-tiered continuum is comprised of carefully selected evidence-based practices at three different levels of support intensity, referred to as Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3. Specific practices are matched both to the level of support needed and the local cultural context. Over 20 years of research have shown that when implemented with fidelity, schools can expect the following outcomes:

  • Learning environments that are less reactive, aversive, dangerous, and exclusionary
  • Learning environments that are more engaging, preventative, responsive, and productive
  • Positive impacts on classroom management and disciplinary issues
  • Improved  supports for students who need more specialized assistance  (e.g., emotional and behavioral disorders, mental health)
  • A maximization of academic engagement and achievement for all  students​