If you’re a school principal, you know the importance of building positive, supportive relationships with every member of your staff. The teachers and support staff in your school need a leader who is committed to creating a work environment where they are appreciated and encouraged. Students, also, look to you for leadership and guidance as they build relationships with their peers and teachers. As the lead administrator in a school, a principal sets the tone for everyone on campus.
When it comes to spearheading a PBIS initiative, very few have the kind of power and influence that a school principal has. A PBIS initiative can have a powerful impact on the culture and climate of your school, and it all begins with you, the principal. From building your PBIS team to analyzing the data your initiative generates, the principal is deeply involved.
As your PBIS initiative moves forward, it will produce a lot of data. PBIS Rewards automatically tracks this data, which you can use in a variety of reports.
Reports in PBIS Rewards That Principals Can Use
PBIS Rewards has a wealth of reports available that can be useful for every member of your staff. At the classroom level, teachers can generate reports that give them an accurate picture of how their class is progressing. On a broader scale, your PBIS team can use reports to evaluate your initiative as a whole. Principals, in particular, can use specific reports as benchmarks to see successes as well as areas that need additional attention. Some of these report categories include:
Do you have staff buy-in? Are points goals being met? Is there equity in how students are recognized? The various reports that show how points are being used in your initiative will give you insight into the progress being made. You can use points reports to identify staff members who may need additional coaching, determine how students are meeting expectations, and more.
The I in PBIS is for Interventions, and interventions can help struggling students catch up with their peers. For schools using a Check-In/Check-Out system, the reports available for CICO can provide valuable insights about this Tier II intervention. Track how many students are in your CICO program, goal trends, staff participation, and much more. You can also view reports that track check-ins for the social and emotional statuses of students in all tiers.
Ideally, a PBIS initiative helps to reduce referrals over the long term. However, disciplinary actions still have their place within PBIS. The reports available within PBIS Rewards allow you to examine referrals in a variety of ways in order to spot trends and identify areas for improvement. This can be a real game-changer for your school, especially when it comes to reducing referrals and suspensions.
As a school principal, it’s essential to stay on top of trends as they relate to your PBIS initiative. The reports available to you in PBIS Rewards can help you have proactive conversations with your PBIS team and staff.
Communicating Your PBIS Data to Staff
While your PBIS team will be deeply involved with the data produced by your PBIS initiative, it’s also important to share your findings with your staff as a whole. There are numerous ways you can share the data and keep the flow of information consistent.
The reports available in PBIS Rewards can help to illustrate where your initiative is successful as well as areas that need additional focus. Important information that your staff will find useful can include:
- Points Awarded by Expectation
- Staff Daily Points Goal Achieved
- Points vs Referrals
- Current Students in CICO
- CICO Plans per Month
- Teacher Check-Ins (CICO)
- Referrals by Locations
- Major Referrals by Problem Behaviors
- Minor Referrals by Problem Behaviors
However you choose to share– via newsletters, a bulletin board in the staff break room, or in staff meetings – this information will help your staff see how your initiative is progressing. The more you share, the more context your staff will have when adjustments are made to your initiative.
One of the benefits of PBIS Rewards is that the software collects and syncs data as your staff uses the system. For schools relying on manual tracking, this is a game-changer! Every report pulls from updated data, so that your results are up-to-date and accurate, every time. As a principal, this precise information allows you to connect with your staff in a more meaningful way.
School principals have a big responsibility when it comes to creating a positive, supportive learning atmosphere. We’d love to show you how PBIS Rewards can produce powerful change in your school. Just contact us for more information or request a demo!