Data System Definitions Establishing a Data-based Decision-making System Referral Form Referral Process
Appropriate Definitions of Problem Behaviors • What one teacher may consider disrespectful, may not be disrespectful to another teacher. For that reason, problem behaviors must be operationally defined.
Appropriate Definitions of Problem Behaviors • Clear set of definitions for all categories on the office discipline referral form exists and is in line with the SWIS III definitions • Once behaviors are defined, all faculty, staff, administration, students and families will need to be trained on the definitions
Definitions of Problem Behaviors • All problem behaviors are covered and none of the definitions overlap • Consistent definitions make data collection much more accurate and reliable • The addition of minor problem behaviors assists in the summary of minor infractions
SWIS III Compatible Definitions • A complete list of problem behaviors, as well as, locations, possible motivations, others involved, and administrative decisions are all operationally defined on the SWIS web-site (www.swis.org)
Reflection Questions • Answer these questions about your SW-PBS team: • Are all terms on your discipline referral defined? • Did you get faculty input on the definitions? • Do you need to review and revise any definitions of problem behavior? If yes, which ones? • Do the faculty know and consistently use the definitions? If no, how can your team review the definitions with the faculty?
Congratulations! • You have completed Florida's PBS Project School-wide Positive Behavior Support Module 5: Developing Appropriate Definitions of Problem Behavior. • If you would like a certificate of completion please print this page. • We hope that you enjoyed the training module!