Behavior Analysis

Behavior analysis is a scientific discipline that focuses on describing, understanding, predicting and changing behavior. Our Behavior Analytic Team coaches Yvonne B. Miller High School (YBMHS) administrators, staff, and students to develop evidence-based, data-informed strategies with the goal of increasing positive behavior, which ultimately improves our school’s learning climate and student academic performance.

We use a method called Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), a trauma-informed, multi-tiered support system that emphasizes social/emotional learning. Team members are licensed and board-certified behavior analysts, registered behavior technicians, and education support specialists.

The Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Model

Behavior Triangle

Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) is an evidence-based, three-tiered framework that integrates all of the data, systems, and practices affecting student outcomes. When used as part of a multi-tiered support system, PBIS has demonstrated that it significantly improves student behavior, leading to improved academic performance and positive emotional growth (see links below).

To create and teach consistent behavioral expectations, YBMHS students and staff created the “Cougar Classroom.” The PBIS team meets monthly and includes staff volunteers from across YBMHS departments.


Behavior Analysis

Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS)