The California PBIS Coalition Newsletter

In This Issue:

Research Corner: Dr. Rob Horner
CPC: Growth/Official APBS Network
School Highlight: Marysville High School
Resource Spotlight: District Capacity Assessment, Dr. Erin Chaparro
Events: Link to Upcoming CPC/PBIS Events

CPC: Mission and Members

Rob Horner Ph.D.

Research Corner: Teacher Well-Being

Ross, Romer, and Horner (2012) examined the relationship between level of PBIS implementation (i.e., score at or above 80% on the SET vs. below this criterion) and teacher self-reports of both burnout and efficacy. School level variables were also examined. Forty schools (20 in the 80% and above group and 20 in the below 80% group) participated in the study with each providing 4-5 teacher participants to complete the selected efficacy and burnout measures. Results indicated that schools that had implemented PBIS to criterion (i.e., 80% and above on the SET) had teachers that were more likely to report significantly higher levels of efficacy and significantly lower levels of burnout. This relationship was further strengthened in schools serving students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds suggesting that the relationship between implementing PBIS to criterion and teacher well-being is more powerful for teachers working in schools with students experiencing greater economic hardships.

“Essentially we were interested in the association between implementing PBIS to criterion and teacher self-reports of both efficacy and burnout and the results were clear, teachers from schools with SET scores at or above 80% were significantly more likely to report higher levels of efficacy and lower levels of burnouts.”
-- Dr. Rob Horner

- To download the research article, click here

California PBIS and CPC on the Rise

PBIS in California continues to grow at one of the fastest rates in the country. Last school year, California added 533 new PBIS schools and eclipsed the 1,000 school mark for the first time with 1279 schools implementing PBIS. The work of the CPC is evident in this growth with a substantial increase in growth since the establishment of the CPC in 2011.

here to see a larger picture of this chart.

CPC: Official APBS Network

In other exciting news, the CPC has now been recognized as an official APBS network. This official status allows the CPC to use the name and logo of the Association for Positive Behavior Support within its community of practice.

-To read more about APBS networks, click here.
-To read the official APBS Network Letter, click here.
School Spotlight: Marysville High School

Working with the Placer County Office of Education, Marysville High School begun its 3rd year of PBIS professional development this fall. Among the many PBIS feathers in their cap, Marysville High School's PBIS team presented at last year's Northern California PBIS Symposium--way to go MHS!

MHS has scored exceptionally well on the Tiered Fidelity Inventory and has established a commitment to using SWIS and CICO-SWIS data. This strong implementation has resulted in significant improvements in school climate and reductions in office discipline referrals. Amy Eggleston, AP of Academics at MHS, summaries these great results by stating:

“PBIS has helped create a positive environment at MHS, which you can feel when you walk on our campus. For example, 6 years ago, when the hallways were decorated for homecoming, the decorations would be torn down by 9 A.M. Today, the decorations stay up all week…in 2014-2015 we saw a 35% reduction in referrals compared to the previous year and the number of referrals has dropped by 70% for the months of August through October since PBIS was rolled out in 2013.”
-- Amy Eggleston, VP of Academics MHS

Marysville High School's strong PBIS implementation and outcomes demonstrates that high schools can not only implement PBIS, but can excel, lead, and share this work with others while improving outcomes for all students.

Click here to read the complete interview and hear about how MHS has implemented PBIS at the high school level.


Erin Charparro Ph.D.

Resource Spotlight: District Capacity Assessment

Get better results by aligning the implementation of school district initiatives with the implementation science using the District Capacity Assessment (DCA). Based in the Implementation Science, the DCA supports school districts in better aligning and organizing resources to fully implement large scale evidence based practices.

The DCA was highlighted during the September CPC webinar and DCA co-author Dr. Erin Chaparro reviewed the use and scoring of the DCA.

To see a video of Dr. Chaparro's overview of the DCA for the CPC, click here.
To read more about the DCA, click here.

Upcoming CPC Events:

Click here to view upcoming CPC and PBIS events.

CPC's Mission:

The California PBIS Coalition promotes a safe and positive social culture in all California school communities by:
- Sharing effective academic and behavior practices
- Providing opportunities for networking
- Supporting deeper learning of PBIS implementation
- Using fidelity and outcome data to inform our practice

CPC Core Members:

Dori Barnett, OCOE - Cindy Chaffee, LACOE - Cristy Clouse, CalTAC
Arthur Cummins, OCDE - Kathy Estes, SBCSS - Corinne Foley, DMSELPA
Nancy Franklin, LAUSD - Steve Gonzalez, SSD - Josh Harrower, CSUMB
Rob Horner, U of O - Jason Immekus, U of L - Ginny Joseph, TUSD
Barbara Kelley, CalTAC - Michael Lombardo, PCOE - Rebecca Celes Mendiola, SCCOE
Kami Murphy, DMSELPA - Laura Zeff, LAUSD

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