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GOOD NEWS ABOUT POSITIVE BEHAVIOR
IN NORTH CAROLINA

SOME 2005-06 EXAMPLES

Bald Creek Elementary School in Yancey County Schools

In 2003-04 school year Bald Creek reported 161 office referrals, 2004-05 school year, 147 office referrals, and in the 2005-06 school year a report of 64 referrals.

Bald Creek has decreased student office referrals from the first to the last year of implementation by 97 referrals or 60.2%.

Bald Creek Elementary has decreased from 112 students in ISS for one or more offense to 31 students in ISS for the 2005-06 school year. This is a decrease in ISS as a behavioral consequence by 81 occurrences or 72.3%.

NOTE: In 2003-04 Fourth and Fifth graders were more likely to be referred to the office. In 2004-05 Fifth graders were referred to the office most often. In 2005-06 the current Fifth graders, who has had the most exposure to Positive Behavior Intervention and Support practices were referred to the office the least amount school-wide.

Bald Creek decreased their Out of School Suspensions from 2003-04 (8 suspensions) to 2004-05 (4 suspensions) by half, however, the suspension number increased to 7 suspensions in 2005-06. Bald Creek Elementary reported zero (0) expulsions each evaluated year.

Bald Creek Elementary academic performance increased after they began fully implementing in 2003-04 school year. Academic scores as reported by NC School Report Cards are as follows:

  • 2001-02 Students at or above grade level: Reading 78.1 Math 88.6
  • 2002-03 Students at or above grade level: Reading 78.9 Math 89.5
  • 2003-04 Students at or above grade level: Reading 82.4 Math 90.1
  • 2004-05 Students at or above grade level: Reading 84.2 Math 89.5

In 2003-04 Bald Creek had 161 office referrals:

  • 161 referrals @ 20 minutes each = 3220 minutes of administrators time to handle behavioral issues.
  • 3220 minutes = 53 hours
  • 53 hours @ 8 hour days = 6.5 days lost to handling behavior problems.

In 2004-05 after two full years of PBIS implementation:

  • 147 referrals = 49 hours
  • 49 hours = 6 days lost to handling behavior problems.

In 2005-06 after 3 years of PBIS implementation:

  • 64 referrals = 21 hours
  • 21 hours = 2.5 days lost to handling behavior problems

NOTE: In a three year course of PBIS implementation Bald Creek’s Administration has gained 4 days of Administration time that can be put back into the school instead in the office dealing with behavioral problems! What will next year produce!!


Asheboro City

Schools 7 out of the 8 schools have teams trained in PBIS. Here is the data on Out of School suspension occurrences for the entire system. (8 schools with approximately 4,700 students)

  • 2003-2004 646 OSS occurrences
  • 2004-2005 562 OSS occurrences
  • 2005-2006 329 OSS occurrences

 

East Arcadia in Bladen County Schools

Total reading scores

  • Pre PBIS 60.8% 2004-2005
  • 1 year PBIS 70.3% 2005-2006
  • 9.5% growth
  • Truancy reduced by 72%
  • Office Discipline referrals reduced by 77%
  • Teacher absences decreased (Unexpected finding in certified and noncertified staff)
  • 97% of elementary students feel PBIS helps them get good grades
  • 85% of middle school students report school is a positive place
  • 80% of parents report their children discuss PBIS and a desire to earn positive praise/rewards
  • East Arcadia had a 63.6% reduction in initial EC referrals from 2004-2005 to
    2005-2006.

Booker T. Washington in Bladen County Schools

  • Total reading scores
  • Pre PBIS 71.6% 2004-2005
  • 1 year PBIS 79.7% 2005-2006
  • 8.1% GROWTH
    Selma Middle School in Johnston County Schools - Discipline decreased by 40% last year the first year of PBIS implementation.


West Pender Middle School, Pender County Schools

  • 04-05 Discipline data 1132 Office Referrals
  • 353 were from buses
  • 204 OSS days
  • 512 ISS days
  • 05-06 Discipline data 634 Office Referrals (44% decrease)
  • 249 were from buses
  • 44 OSS days (79% decrease)
  • 317 ISS days (58% decrease)
  • Gained 249 instructional hours!
  • 11% growth in EOG reading achievement
  • 8th grade was 100% proficient.


Brunson Elementary School, Forsyth County Schools

ISSUES 2004-05 SCHOOL YEAR (BEFORE PBIS) 2005-06 SCHOOL YEAR (AFTER PBIS)
Office Referrals 263 156
Suspensions 49 41
Administrator Time @ 20 min./referral 5260 min (88 hrs; 15 days) 3120 min (52 hrs, 9 days)
Instructional Time Missed @ 30 min./referral 7890 min (132 hrs; 22 days) 4680 min (7 hrs; 13 days)
Instructional Time Missed @ 6 hrs./suspension 34920 min (582 hrs; 97 days) 30240 min (504 hrs, 84 days)

  • 6 days of administrator time recovered
  • 22 days of instructional time regained