GOOD NEWS ABOUT POSITIVE BEHAVIOR
IN NORTH CAROLINA
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
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!!
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
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)|
|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