The PBIS Compendium

Resources compiled by the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Facilitators of the Special School District of St. Louis County

System Tools

Beyond the scope of the primary prevention, teams will work through providing interventions to students who might require more support at the secondary or tertiary level. Below are various tools we recommend to use when developing the systems of this work.

Learn more about Tier 2/3 Systems Team Development through these resources: 

Online Website of all Professional Development Resources

Day 1 Power Point Presentation

Day 2 Power Point Presentation 


Tier 2 Action Plan Template


Universal Screening for Behavior is a reserach-based practice that can help schools proactively identify students who may need additional supports.  You can find more information on behavioral screening and how to use the data to support students in the presentation, Tier 2/3 Screening Analysis and Intervention Planning.

Are you looking for a free, easy to use, AND evidence-based behavioral screening tool?

The SRSS: Student Risk Screening Scale (Drummond, 1994) or the SRSS-IE: Student Risk Screening Scale for Internalizing and Externalizing Behaviors  (Lane, et al, 2015) might be the tool for your school. Below you will find the teacher and school templates for each.

**Note: Please review the screening readiness checklist before you implement any behavioral screening.

If you have questions about these tools or the behavioral screening process for all students please contact your PBIS District Facilitator.


Student Risk Screening Scale (SRSS)

The SRSS is a free access rating scale that includes 7 items that assesses student risk for externalizing behaviors. Teacher and school templates with graphing capabilities are provided below.

SRSS Teacher Template

SRSS School Template

Student Risk Screening Scale for Internalizing and Externalizing Behaviors (SRSS-IE)

The SRSS-IE is an adapted version of the SRSS that includes the 7 items for externalizing behaviors, plus 5 items for internalizing behaviors. There are now cut scores for the elementary version, and preliminary cutscores for the secondary version. 


*For middle and high school version, the item Peer Rejection is counted in the sum for both externalizing and internalizing.

The elementary version of the SRSS-IE includes cut scores and graphing for both externalizing and internalizing behaviors.  This behavioral screening tool is intended for use at kindergarten and elementary grade levels.Teacher and school templates are provided below.

SRSS-IE Teacher Template for Elementary

SRSS-IE School Template for Elementary

The secondary version of the SRSS-IE also includes cut scores and graphing for both externalizing and internalizing behaviors. This tool is intended for use at middle and high school levels. Teacher and school templates are provided below. 

SRSS-IE Teacher Template for Middle School/High School

SRSS-IE School Template for MiddleSchool/High School


Considerations for the SRSS-IE:


For more information on screening, please visit

Implementation Manual Index for Tier 2 and 3 Practices:  This document can be a guide of the critical pieces to action plan around when installing interventions. We would also recommend that you utilize your Benchmarks of Advanced Tiers to guide your work as well.

Intervention Guidelines are designed to provide a snapshot of the evidence-based practices your school uses at the secondary and tertiary level. Information included should be

a) the type and name of the intervention

b) a brief description to include the content, dosage, context, and person responsible

c) entry criteria which is the specific cutoff scores on schoolwide data to qualify students for that intervention

d) data monitoring procedures such as, what will be collected, when, how... and

e) exit criteria - the data and perfomance level that must be met before the intervention is concluded.


Explanation of Intervention Guidelines/Grids

Download a blank intervention guideline to get started on yours!

Here you will find an updated 2014 example of a Tertiary Intervention Grid

Other Intervention guideline examples

 BASIC Tracking Tool for Tier 2/3 Intervetions (Advance Tiers Spreadsheet) 

 Advance Tiers Spreadsheet Guide


The Student Systems Tracking Tool (SSTT) is a data system that tracks individual student, intervention, and systems data for Tier 2/3 interventions to be used for data-based decision making.  You can learn more about how to use the SSTT in the presentation, Student Systems Tracking Tool (SSTT) v.7 (COMING SOON).

Student Systems Tracking Tool v.7 Data File (The file will need to be downloaded from Google Drive.)


Other important elements for the Tier 2/3 Systems Team is to have clear roles and responsibilities, an agenda that outlines system conversations, and to monitor social validity and treatment integrity.

Possible Roles and Responsibilities

Tier 2/3 Systems Agenda Template

Social Validity Template

Treatment Integrity Template

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