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DESCRIPTION OF MODEL SCHOOLS

A PBS:MTSS Model School is one that has met specific criteria and has reported innovative, creative, and functional ways of supporting PBS:MTSS in their respective school. Specific characteristics of PBS:MTSS Model Schools are their consistent methods of: (1) utilizing their data to better serve the students and staff, (2) teaching PBS:MTSS to new students throughout the school year, (3) creative and engaging reward systems, (4) extending PBS:MTSS throughout the campus and partnering with the community and parents, and (5) including PBS:MTSS into daily activities across all available teaching opportunities. PBS:MTSS Model Schools have made a commitment to both PBS:MTSS and to their schools and it shows!

Criteria for becoming a PBS:MTSS Model School in Florida includes all of the following:

  • a high Benchmarks of Quality score indicating fidelity of SWPBS implementation as entered into Florida’s PBSES,
  • outcome data (Mid-Year and End-of-the-Year Reports, including Benchmarks for Advanced Tiers) submitted by deadlines via PBSES, and indicating progress (see application for details),
  • confirmation recommendation from District Coordinator and FLPBS:MTSS Project staff,
  • completed on-line 2014-2015 PBS:MTSS Model School Application and submitted electronic artifacts within the specified timeframes via the Model School web portal,
    • artifacts only needed if applying for Silver or Gold Levels, and
  • completed and submitted the Tier 1 PBS Walkthrough form for the current school year into PBSES, by a peer PBS:MTSS Coach or District Coordinator supporting the BoQ score within the specified timeframes.

The purpose of the FLPBS:MTSS Project’s Model School program is to identify schools that exemplify best practices in the implementation of positive behavior support systems. FLPBS:MTSS Model Schools may serve as demonstration sites for other schools looking to implement a multi-tiered intervention approach for behavior, and may also contribute to the field of PBS:MTSS implementation through their development of knowledge or resources.  FLPBS:MTSS Model Schools are recognized at three levels:

Bronze-Level Schools report a comprehensive system of support at Tier 1. Critical elements of Tier 1 PBS:MTSS are implemented with fidelity, and data are utilized within a problem-solving framework in order to improve the outcomes of students. Visibility, political support, parent involvement, and funding strategies are in place to ensure continued success with their MTSS implementation efforts for behavior. Bronze-Level schools have developed innovative, creative, and functional ways of implementing Tier 1 PBS:MTSS that set them apart from other schools.

Bronze-Level applicants must complete sections 1 and 2 of the Model School Application and meet all other required criteria.

Silver-Level Schools report all of the characteristics of Bronze-Level schools and implement with higher levels of fidelity. Silver-Level schools “drill down” into their data to ensure that their Tier 1 system is effective for all groups of students, and have taken steps to build systems of support for behavior at Tier 2.

Silver-Level applicants must complete sections 1-4 of the Model School Application, submit 1-2 electronic artifacts (8 Mb file size limit) that showcase Silver-Level characteristics, and meet all other required criteria.

Silver-Level Artifacts May Include but are NOT Limited to:

  • Products used to build parent, community or political support for MTSS for behavior
  • Products used to solicit funding for MTSS for behavior activities
  • Evidence of behavior strategies used to address needs of specific groups of students
  • Products used as part of Tier 2 behavior interventions
  • Evidence of “drilling down” into school behavioral data                            

Gold-Level Schools report all of the characteristics of Bronze- and Silver-Level schools, implement with the highest levels of fidelity, and have developed systems of support across all tiers. Gold-Level schools exceed their peers in both the quality and depth of implementation across all three tiers of support. Practices that are consistent with positive behavior support are evident in decision making, with positive outcomes for students evident at Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 levels of behavior support.

Gold-Level applicants must complete sections 1-6 of the Model School Application, submit 1-2 artifacts (8 Mb file size limit) that showcase Silver-Level characteristics, plus submit 1-2 artifacts (8 Mb file size limit) that showcase Gold-Level characteristics, and meet all other required criteria. Schools are limited to a total of 4 artifacts that showcase both Silver- and Gold-Level characteristics.

Gold-Level Artifacts May Include but are NOT Limited to:

  • 1-2 artifacts showcasing Silver-Level characteristics AND
  • Examples addressing systems-level behavior issues at Tier 3 (intervention fidelity check forms, data reports listing number of students receiving support/number making progress, etc….)
  • Evidence of student progress with Tier 3 supports (graphs showing student progress, data analysis charts, print outs from data systems used to track response to intervention)

Importance of Outcome Data & Demonstrating Student Outcomes:

The PBS:MTSS Model School Application, Tier 1 PBS Walkthrough, and artifacts (only needed if applying for Silver or Gold-Levels) should reflect the current school year (2014-2015). Responses should be brief, but informative and reflect growth in PBS:MTSS implementation across years by documenting and submitting new evidence of meeting specified criteria according to the respective award level. Duplicate answers for any application questions may result in the application being ineligible for further review. Answers must address the specific question or topic presented within the question to be eligible for complete review.

  • Outcome data (ODR/100, ISS/100, and OSS/100) as reported via PBSES will be used to evaluate responses to 14-15 Model School Application Submissions.
    • This requires all Mid-Year and End-Of-Year data to be complete (no missing data) and accurate.
    • Verify your data before the close of End Year Evaluation as changes or edits to data in PBSES ARE NOT PERMITTED during the Model School Application period (June 16-September 1).
    • If outcome data reported in PBSES are missing and/or do not correspond to answers submitted within the Model School Application, the application will be ineligible for further review.

The PBS:MTSS Model School Application and artifacts (only needed if applying for Silver or Gold-Levels) are to be entered on-line via the Model School web portal between June 16 and September 1, 2015 for consideration. Tier 1 PBS Walkthrough must be entered by Coach on-line via PBSES along with other end-year evaluation data due June 15, 2015.  There is a 2000 character limit per text box within the application and although the system will accept any file type for artifacts, there is an 8 Mb file size limit per file.

All information must be entered on-line. Submitting the Model School Application, Tier 1 PBS Walkthrough, and/or artifacts via hard copy or other means will NOT be processed. In addition, any submitted documentation is subject to posting on FL PBS:MTSS website.

The system is currently not accepting Model School Application Submissions at this time. However, you can access previous applications submitted and check award levels. The online Model School 2014-2015 Application will be available for schools meeting pre-requisite criteria from June 16 through September 1, 2015 via the Model School web portal. All eligible applicants must have completed the application via the Model School web portal and submitted necessary supporting documentation by September 1, 2015 for consideration. After September 1, 2015 the system will not accept additional submissions or changes to existing applications. 

If you have any questions, please contact your PBS: MTSS Coach, District Coordinator or FLPBS: MTSS Project Consultant.

Click here for a brief demonstration of the on-line PBS Model School Application.

Tier 1 PBS Walkthrough | NEWLY revised 2014-2015 Model School Application coming soon

THE PBS MODELSCHOOLS FOR 2013-2014 ARE THE FOLLOWING
(by County):

District Name School Name Final Award
Alachua KANAPAHA MIDDLE SCHOOL Silver
Alachua MYRA TERWILLIGER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Gold
Baker BAKER COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL Bronze
Baker BAKER COUNTY PREK/KDG CENTER Gold
Baker J. FRANKLYN KELLER INTERMEDIATE Bronze
Baker WESTSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Gold
Bay MARGARET K. LEWIS Gold
Bay ST. ANDREW SCHOOL Gold
Bay TOMMY SMITH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Silver
Brevard ANDREW JACKSON MIDDLE SCHOOL Silver
Brevard ATLANTIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Gold
Brevard CAMBRIDGE ELEMENTARY MAGNET SCHOOL Gold
Brevard CAPE VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Gold
Brevard CROTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Gold
Brevard DISCOVERY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Bronze
Brevard EAU GALLIE HIGH SCHOOL Gold
Brevard ENDEAVOUR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL  Gold
Brevard SABAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Gold
Citrus CITRUS SPRINGS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Silver
Citrus CITRUS SPRINGS MIDDLE SCHOOL Bronze
Citrus PLEASANT GROVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Silver
Collier CALUSA PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Gold
Collier EDEN PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Silver
Collier ESTATES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Silver
Collier GOLDEN GATE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Gold
Collier GOLDEN GATE HIGH SCHOOL Bronze
Collier GOLDEN GATE MIDDLE SCHOOL Gold
Collier GOLDEN TERRACE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL N Gold
Collier GULF COAST HIGH SCHOOL Silver
Collier GULFVIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL Gold
Collier IMMOKALEE HIGH SCHOOL Gold
Collier IMMOKALEE MIDDLE SCHOOL Bronze
Collier LAKE TRAFFORD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Silver
Collier LAUREL OAK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Gold
Collier LELY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Silver
Collier LORENZO WALKER TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL Gold
Collier NAPLES PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Gold
Collier PALMETTO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL  Gold
Collier PARKSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL  Silver
Collier PELICAN MARSH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Gold
Collier PINECREST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Bronze
Collier POINCIANA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Silver
Collier SABAL PALM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Bronze
Collier SEA GATE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Gold
Collier SHADOWLAWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Silver
Collier TOMMIE BARFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Gold
Collier VILLAGE OAKS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Gold
Collier VINEYARDS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Silver
Dade YMAACD at MIAMI DOUGLAS MACARTHUR SOUTH Gold
Escambia B.T. WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL Gold
Escambia BLUE ANGELS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Silver
Escambia HOLM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Bronze
Escambia OAKCREST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Gold
Escambia WARRINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Gold
Flagler BUDDY TAYLOR MIDDLE SCHOOL Gold
Flagler BUNNELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Bronze
Flagler INDIAN TRAILS MIDDLE SCHOOL  Gold
Flagler RYMFIRE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Bronze
Flagler WADSWORTH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Gold
Gilchrist BELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Bronze
Hernando D.S. PARROTT MIDDLE SCHOOL Silver
Highlands WOODLAWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL  Bronze
Hillsborough HERITAGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Bronze
Hillsborough HUGO SCHMIDT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Gold
Hillsborough PIZZO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Silver
Hillsborough THONOTOSASSA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Bronze
Lee ALTERNATIVE LEARNING CENTER WEST Bronze
Lee BAYSHORE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Gold
Lee CAPE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Silver
Lee DIPLOMAT MIDDLE SCHOOL Gold
Lee J. COLIN ENGLISH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Gold
Lee MIRROR LAKES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Silver
Lee RAY V POTTORF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Bronze
Lee RAYMA C. PAGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Silver
Lee RIVER HALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Silver
Lee SPRING CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Bronze
Lee THREE OAKS MIDDLE SCHOOL Bronze
Lee TRAFALGAR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Bronze
Lee TRAFALGAR MIDDLE SCHOOL Silver
Marion ANTHONY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Silver
Marion BELLEVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Bronze
Marion EMERALD SHORES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Silver
Marion GREENWAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Bronze
Marion HOWARD MIDDLE SCHOOL Bronze
Marion LAKE WEIR HIGH SCHOOL Bronze
Marion OSCEOLA MIDDLE SCHOOL Bronze
Marion REDDICK-COLLIER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Silver
Marion SADDLEWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Silver
Marion SOUTH OCALA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Bronze
Martin CITRUS GROVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Bronze
Martin HOBE SOUND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Gold
Martin J. D. PARKER SCHOOL OF SCIENCE, MATH AND TECHNOLOGY Silver
Martin JENSEN BEACH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Gold
Martin MARTIN COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL Gold
Martin MURRAY MIDDLE SCHOOL Gold
Martin PALM CITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Gold
Martin PINEWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Bronze
Martin SOUTH FORK HIGH SCHOOL Bronze
Martin WARFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Gold
Monroe HORACE O'BRYANT  SCHOOL Bronze
Monroe PLANTATION KEY SCHOOL Silver
Monroe POINCIANA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL  Gold
Monroe STANLEY SWITLIK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Bronze
Okeechobee YEARLING MIDDLE SCHOOL Bronze
Osceola CELEBRATION HIGH SCHOOL Silver
Osceola HORIZON MIDDLE SCHOOL Bronze
Osceola NARCOOSSEE MIDDLE SCHOOL Silver
Osceola NEPTUNE MIDDLE SCHOOL Gold
Osceola ST. CLOUD MIDDLE SCHOOL Gold
Palm Beach EAGLES LANDING MIDDLE SCHOOL Bronze
Palm Beach ELBRIDGE GALE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Bronze
Palm Beach GREENACRES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Bronze
Palm Beach HIDDEN OAKS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Bronze
Palm Beach SEMINOLE TRAILS ELEMENTARY Bronze
Palm Beach SUNRISE PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Bronze
Pasco CYPRESS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Bronze
Pasco GULFSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Bronze
Pasco NEW RIVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Silver
Pasco SCHRADER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Gold
Pasco SUNRAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Bronze
Polk BILL DUNCAN OPPORTUNITY CENTER Silver
Polk DON WOODS OPPORTUNITY CENTER Silver
Polk HILLCREST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Gold
Polk KATHLEEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Gold
Polk LAKE GIBSON MIDDLE SCHOOL Gold
Polk LAKELAND HIGHLANDS MIDDLE SCHOOL Silver
Polk MULBERRY MIDDLE SCHOOL Gold
Polk NORTH LAKELAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Silver
Polk OSCAR J POPE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Gold
Polk PURCELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Bronze
Polk R. BRUCE WAGNER ELEMENTERY SCHOOL Gold
Polk WENDELL WATSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Silver
Santa Rosa AVALON MIDDLE SCHOOL  Bronze
Santa Rosa BAGDAD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Silver
Santa Rosa BENNETT C RUSSELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Gold
Santa Rosa HOBBS MIDDLE SCHOOL Silver
Santa Rosa HOLLEY-NAVARRE MIDDLE SCHOOL Bronze
Santa Rosa HOLLEY-NAVARRE PRIMARY SCHOOL Gold
Santa Rosa PEA RIDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Gold
Santa Rosa S.S. DIXON PRIMARY SCHOOL Bronze
Santa Rosa STAR PROGRAM Bronze
Santa Rosa THE SAIL PROGRAM Bronze
Santa Rosa THOMAS L. SIMS MIDDLE SCHOOL Bronze
Santa Rosa W. H. RHODES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Gold
Santa Rosa WEST NAVARRE PRIMARY SCHOOL Gold
Seminole CRYSTAL LAKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL  Gold
Seminole LAKE BRANTLEY HIGH SCHOOL Gold
Seminole MILWEE MIDDLE SCHOOL Bronze
Seminole SPRING LAKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Silver
St. Lucie BAYSHORE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL  Gold
St. Lucie FRANCES K SWEET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Bronze
St. Lucie LAWNWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Gold
St. Lucie MARIPOSA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Bronze
St. Lucie OAK HAMMOCK K-8 SCHOOL Bronze
St. Lucie PALM POINTE SCHOOL Bronze
St. Lucie PARKWAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Silver
St. Lucie SOUTHPORT MIDDLE SCHOOL Bronze
St. Lucie WEATHERBEE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Gold
St. Lucie WEST GATE K-8 SCHOOL Silver
Walton WEST DEFUNIAK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Gold

 
       
 
 
 
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