Demographics: 58.8% of students in the school reported being Black/African American, 43% Hispanic, and 4.1% White. 8.9% reported being English Language Learners (ELL). 73,9% of students reported being economically disadvantaged.
Teaching Accountability Through Digitizing PBIS Efforts
Renaissance Charter School was in search of a behavior management program to allow staff to implement Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) on a huge, school-wide scale. They wanted to move beyond simply providing discipline for unwanted behaviors and start teaching their students about accountability in a tangible, real-world way.
Decrease in Referrals and Suspensions
Acknowledged and rewarded positive behaviors (such as participating in class and showing respect for others ) by awarding points to make students more conscious of the behaviors they exhibit.
Incentivized continued positive behavior by allowing students to cash in their points for prizes that motivated all students in the school.
Utilized real-time data to track and monitor student behavior and intervene when necessary to prevent an escalation in discipline.
Decreased the number of tardies and suspensions, creating more positive student-adult interactions.
Identified an online behavior management platform to implement PBIS schoolwide.
Clearly and consistently set behavior expectations to promote positive interactions.
Manage data and use updated reporting to keep students on track and reinforce students’ positive behaviors.
Modify the program to continue to incentivize students in the future and meet school needs.