In creating a system to support behavioral health in our schools, we must ensure that what we do is efficient and effective. The entire staff should be working smarter, not harder. Data collection is integral to this concept. Without data (both fidelity and outcome), we cannot measure whether what we do is making a difference.

The above infographic, designed by PBISApps, is a great visual to accompany the theory that we should be using to collect quality, clean data, using it to make decisions, and examining outcomes. We have scientific evidence that when we catch kids early in the semester and apply very low intensity interventions, we can make significant changes in the trajectory of their school year.