PBIS - Positive
Behavioral Interventions
& Supports

May Institute is the Northeast regional partner to the National Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), established by the U.S. Department of Education.

In that capacity, we offer technical assistance and consultation to implement school-wide and district-wide Positive Behavioral Intervention Support strategies across school systems. These services promote student achievement by improving the school’s behavioral climate.

PBIS — Improving Learning and Behavior

Effective behavioral interventions can be catalysts for positive change in the classroom. PBIS is a proven, systems-focused approach that produces numerous positive outcomes, including:

  • Decreases in problem behaviors, office referrals, and suspensions

  • Increases in on-task engagement and academic achievement

  • Higher levels of satisfaction with the overall school climate among students, teachers, and parents

The comprehensive, systemic, and individualized continuum of positive behavior support is designed to provide opportunities for all students, including those with significant emotional and behavioral issues, to achieve social and academic success. PBIS enhances the capacity of schools, districts, and states to adopt and sustain effective behavior and academic support practices.

Christine Downs
Director of PBIS