Date of Award




First Advisor

Robert Waller

Second Advisor

Jennifer Lovelace

Third Advisor

Richard Rogers


This study examined the perspectives of administrators and teachers on the effectiveness of the PBIS framework in Title I elementary schools. This paper reviews the history of the discipline in schools in America and how student behavior has evolved. It includes an overview of socialemotional programs and discusses the need to incorporate them into the school day. The focus was on the PBIS framework in a specific middle Georgia county. Results were obtained through the analysis of the PBIS Self-Assessment survey and semi-structured interviews. Overall, the findings discovered that there was no statistically significant difference in the perceptions of elementary administrators and teachers. The results found that both populations perceived the PBIS framework to be beneficial to school climate, student success, and reduced school violence