Evidence-based programs and practices are based on research, and their results are validated by data. They can mean the difference between working hard and working smart. Implementing evidence-based programs and practices that meet your students’ needs is an important strategy for decreasing discipline problems in your school.
These programs and practices address the behaviors that precede or lead to suspensions and expulsions and include social emotional learning programs, PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports), and restorative practices.
To create the Positive School Discipline culture you envision, you will need to employ a systemic approach using evidence-based programs and practices that address the continuum of student needs within all three tiers of the intervention pyramid—universal, selected, and indicated—and across all grade levels. The earlier children receive these programs and practices, the better the outcomes.
Our free online course will give you practice in comparing evidence-based programs and practices in order to make informed decisions for your school or district.