District: Walled Lake, MI
The District identified student “G” for observation. It was suspected that “G” needed a full time paraeducator. The District initiated a SIBS Case to observe the student then conducted six (6) observations using SIBS.
- After all data was gathered and analyzed, it was determined that “G” needed only half time support. The paraeducator was able to help other students during the times “G” did not need support. This saved the District thousands of dollars in student support costs.
- The District used information gathered during the observations to guide the training of the paraeducator assigned to “G”. They were able to pin point issues using the SIBS Observation Reports and were better able to train and prepare the paraeducator to address the issues before support for “G” was initiated.
- When submitting the request memo for a part time paraeducator, the administrator was able to state that they used a Data-Driven approach in evaluating the need for a paraeducator. This eliminated the questions that usually come after a request is made for additional support.
Student Inventory for Behavior Support – SIBS
Author: Dr. John A. Caliso, Ph.D.
Winsor Learning, Inc
St. Paul, MN 55102
Tel: 800-321-7585 or www.sibsctionplan.com