PBL problem solving process

The PBL problem solving process

The process involves a school leadership team implementing four critical and connected features across each tier of the PBL continuum:

PBL Process Diagram.

Outcomes are locally determined, contextually and culturally relevant and measurable.  These include academic, social-emotional and behavioural achievements for all students.

Systems are staff focused. They include policies and procedures that support all staff to enable the accurate and durable implementation of the practices that support students. 

Data: The information that is used to identify the current status, the need for change and the effects of interventions. Data on student behaviour, academic performance, attendance and other key indicators is considered by the team. Data on how well the practices are being implemented is essential. By reviewing data frequently school teams can make decisions to select, differentiate or discontinue practices based on need.

Practices are student focused. They are the evidence-based interventions and strategies that support students. Practices are selected and adjusted to ensure they are culturally and contextually relevant.

The leadership team:

  • uses data to inform decision making
  • establishes systems, policies and procedures that enable staff to meet the needs of all students
  • implements evidenced based practices to support students