Posted: Fri, 08/01/2014 - 12:12pm Updated: Thu, 01/12/2017 - 1:01pm

Establish a school environment that supports the social, emotional, and learning needs of all students.

Presentation of Turnaround Principle
Sources of Evidence
  • School/ district safety plan
  • Student/parent/ staff handbooks
  • School climate survey and data
  • Disaggregated discipline data
  • Student behavior management plan/ code of conduct/ PBIS system
  • Facility inspection reports and actions taken if needed
  • Violence prevention programs
  • Walkthrough observations focused on climate and culture
  • School accident/student health report
  • PLC agenda and minutes
  • Professional Development Plan Goals
  • School focus groups
  • Student Growth Percentiles
  • Discipline/ behavioral referrals
  • Disaggregated staff and student attendance data
  • Informal classroom observations
  • Family friendly walk through action plan
  • Posted behavior standards
  • Posted academic standards/ rubrics
  • School mission, belief and vision statements
Indicator 2.1
The school community supports a safe, orderly and equitable learning environment.
Resources for Indicator 2.1
  • School Building Physical Security and Safety
    This page has information for safety training and school safety resources from the Indiana Dept. of Education.
  • PBIS Indiana
    This website is a statewide network of Culturally Responsive Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support that infuses culturally responsive practice into the evidence-based PBIS Framework.
    This website is provided by the US Department of Education to provide information and resources for districts and schools to establish, scale-up and sustain the PBIS Framework.
  • PBIS World
    A website containing links to hundreds of interventions, supports, resources, and data collections tools, all of which are organized into the Tier 1-3 Framework.
  • Northwest Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support Network
    This website contains links to websites, reference materials, presentations, webinars and other resources for PBIS.
  • Florida’s Positive Behavior Support Project
    This website has ideas, examples, and training modules for implementing a school-wide behavior system.
  • Climate Walk Recording Template
    This 2 page template is a tool to help record and document evidence of core values, expectations, procedures and rules in all school spaces. Example provided.
  • PBIS and the Responsive Classroom Approach
    This 2 page handout explains how the responsive classroom practices fit with PBIS, along with key features in schoolwide processes that support positive behavior.
  • Responding to Misbehavior –Teaching as Leadership
    This 17 page article addresses the causes of misbehavior, how to respond to minor interruptions, how to implement consequences effectively and what to do in the case of major incidents.
Indicator 2.2
The school community maintains a culture that values learning and promotes the academic and personal growth of students and staff.
Resources for Indicator 2.2
  • School Culture, School Climate: They are Not the Same Thing
    This 2 page article by Steve Gruenert links staff performance to feelings of overall happiness, arguing that school culture can only be altered by addressing the climate.
  • Redefining College Readiness
    This 36 page report from the Educational Policy Improvement Center defines college readiness and suggests what schools and students can do to foster college readiness.
  • Teach Like a Champion
    On this website, you can read chapter one of Doug Lemov’s Teach Like a Champion: Setting High Academic Expectations.
  • Definition of High Expectations
    The Glossary of Education Reform describes this widely used school-improvement term. This could be used as a discussion starter for schools to determine what it means and looks like in their buildings.
  • Art and Science of Teaching/ High Expectations for All
    This 1 page article by Robert Marzano provides a four step process for communicating high expectations as an instructional strategy.
  • Importance of High Expectations
    This 3 page report by Education Partnerships, Inc., highlights the importance of high expectations for students, and includes 10 strategies that are present in a culture of high expectations.
  • Building Shared Responsibility for Student Learning, by Ann Conzemius
    This book presents a practical framework for building shared responsibility based on focus, reflection and collaboration.
  • Achievement for African American Students: Strategies for the Diverse Classroom by Gary Reglin
    This book helps educators to deliver classroom instruction with greater sensitivity and high expectations, adapt teaching strategies to engage multicultural students, and involve African-American parents in their children’s education.
  • Social Behavior Mapping
    This book, by Michelle Garcia Winner, offers a collection of over 5o Social Behavior maps for home, community, and classroom. This cognitive behavior strategy is used to teach individuals about the specific relationship between behaviors, others’ perspectives, others’ actions (consequences) and student’s own emotions about those around him or her.
Indicator 2.3
High expectations are communicated to staff, students and families; students are supported to achieve them.
Expectations of professionalism, instruction, communication and other elements of the school’s common teaching framework are communicated to staff. Expectations of attendance, academic performance, behavior, postsecondary attainment, etc. are communicated to families.
Resources for Indicator 2.3
  • PBIS Good and Bad Examples
    In this 9 minute video created by Victory School in Milwaukee, students show school expectations by acting out good and bad examples of behavior.
  • Crew: Check-in and Support
    This 6 minute video, explains how middle and high school advisory “crews” are formed to provide all students with continuous support.
  • Chronic Absence Toolkit
    This 31 page tool kit contains a variety of options and activities for all stakeholders to help promote the message of good attendance. Includes videos, incentive ideas, talking points and more.