Association for Positive Behavior Support

The Association for Positive Behavior Support (APBS) is an international organization dedicated to promoting research-based strategies that combine applied behavior analysis and biomedical science with person-centered values and systems change to increase quality of life and decrease problem behaviors. The Association is made up of professionals, family members, trainers, consumers, researchers, and administrators who are involved and interested in positive behavior support.

Behavior Advisor

This site offers thousands of tips on managing student beahvior, and provides step-by-step directions for implementing a great number of standard interventions for promoting appropriate, prosocial behavior in one’s students.

Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence

The Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV), at the University of Colorado at Boulder, with funding from the Colorado Division of Criminal Justice, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, manages a national violence prevention initiative to identify violence prevention programs that are effective. The project, called Blueprints for Violence Prevention, has identified 11 prevention and intervention programs that meet a strict scientific standard of program effectiveness.

Overall, the Blueprints Initiative sets a gold standard for implementing exemplary, research-based violence and drug programs and for implementing these programs with fidelity to the models. The work that is being conducted will help to bridge the gap between knowledge (research) and practice and inform the users of programs of the barriers that must be overcome in order to achieve maximum success.

The Equity Project at Indiana University

The Equity Project is a consortium of projects dedicated to providing high quality data to educational decision-makers in order to bridge the gap between research and practice. The Equity Project’s mission is to provide evidence-based information specific to issues of school discipline, school violence, special education and equality of educational opportunity for all students. Specifically, the Equity Project

  • provides data on these issues,
  • focuses on understanding the causes and conditions that create inequities, and
  • provides support and technical assistance to educational agencies seeking to create equitable school systems

The Equity Project supports educators and educational institutions in developing and maintaining safe, effective, and equitable learning opportunities for all students.

Florida Center for Reading Research

Florida Center for Reading Research conducts basic research on reading, reading growth, reading assessment, and reading instruction that will contribute to the scientific knowledge of reading and benefit students throughout the nation.

Intervention Central

Intervention Central offers free tools and resources to help school staff and parents to promote positive classroom behaviors and foster effective learning for all children and youth. Visit to check out newly posted academic and behavioral intervention strategies, download publications on effective teaching practices, and use tools that streamline classroom assessment and intervention.

The IRIS Center

Visit the IRIS Center for Training Enhancements for free online interactive resources that translate research about the education of students with disabilities into practice. Their materials cover a wide variety of evidence-based topics, including behavior, RTI, learning strategies, and progress monitoring.

National Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavior and Intervention Supports

The National Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavior and Intervention Supports was established to address the behavioral and discipline systems needed for successful learning and social development of students. The Center provides capacity-building information and technical support about behavioral systems to assist states and districts in the design of effective schools.

Oregon Social Learning Center

Oregon Social Learning Center is a collaborative, multidisciplinary research center dedicated to increasing the scientific understanding of social and psychological processes related to healthy development and family functioning. We apply that understanding to the design and evaluation of interventions that strengthen children, adolescents, families, and communities.

Safe and Secure: Guides to Creating Safer Schools

This website provides downloadable guides designed to assist schools in their safety efforts. This series of guidebooks is intended to build a foundation of information that will assist schools and school districts in developing safe learning environments. These technical assistance guides provide local school districts with information and resources that support comprehensive safe school planning efforts.

Each guide provides administrators and classroom practioners with a glimpse of how fellow educators are addressing issues, overcoming obstacles, and attaining success in key areas of school safety. These guidebooks will assist educators in obtaining current, reliable, and useful information on topics that should be considered as they develop safe school strategies and positive learning environments.

Safe and Sound: An Educational Leaders Guide to Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Program

Based on a three-year study funded by the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools (OSDFS) in the U.S. Department of Education, Safe and Sound is the most comprehensive and inclusive guide to SEL programming available. This guide provides a road map for schools and districts that are launching or adding social, emotional, and academic learning programs. The guide reviews 80 multiyear, sequenced SEL programs designed for use in general education classrooms. Safe and Sound also offers guidance to educational leaders on how to integrate typically isolated or fragmented SEL efforts with other school activities and academic instruction by providing a framework for “putting the pieces together.”

UNC Charlotte Behavior and Reading Improvement Center

UNCC Behavior and Reading Improvement Center evaluates school-based primary, secondary, and tertiary interventions. The results of these evaluation efforts provide educators research validated school-wide instructional, curricular, and support services for children in grades K-3 who are identified as having marked difficulty learning to read and/or who exhibit serious behaviors that may lead to discipline problems presently or later in life.

The What Works Clearinghouse

The What Works Clearinghouse was established in 2002 by the U.S. Department of Education to provide educators, policymakers, researchers, and the public with a central and trusted source of scientific evidence of what works in education.

The WWC aims to promote informed education decision making through a set of easily accessible databases and user-friendly reports that provide education consumers with high-quality reviews of the effectiveness of replicable educational interventions (programs, products, practices, and policies) that intend to improve student outcomes.