Front-Line Implementer Practice Elements of PBIS: Expert Consensus

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 4,6
  • Skill Level: Intermediate

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. differentiate between the implementation components (i.e., the practices that support adults during implementation) and practice elements (i.e., the practice delivered by adults to support students) of an evidence-based program.
  2. communicate the expected implementation behaviors for Tier 1 PBIS to teachers and staff.
  3. apply the practice elements of Tier 1 PBIS to evaluation or coaching of Tier 1 PBIS implementation in their school.


A panel of research experts and practice experts participated in a research study that incorporated the Delphi Method to establish consensus on the core practice elements of Tier 1 PBIS. Practice elements are the implementation actions required of front-line implementers such as teachers, staff, and school psychologists. The process generated 16 practice elements organized into five domains. Results of this process will inform efforts to evaluate and support the implementation of Tier 1 PBIS.



Kevin J. Filter, Minnesota State University - Mankato
Courtney A. Sowle, Minnesota State University, Mankato


LeAnne Johnson, Samuel J. Bullard


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