An FBA packet it to be filled out on a student when his/her behavior has begun to interfere with his education and/or the education of others.
Also, a child's IEP team
conduct an FBA whenever he/she has been suspended for 10 or more days - consecutive OR cumulative - due to a violation of the school's code of conduct. (The parent can sign to give consent to initiate FBA at the
Typically the special education teacher is responsible for coordinating the information from general education and returning the packet to the Central Office. Request FBA forms from the Central Office special ed. secretary. This is a formal assessment; therefore, before a teacher can begin the FBA:
You may initiate an FBA on a student, or you may be asked by an administrator to begin one. You may also choose to use behavior goals in the annual IEP as an early intervention rather than starting with an FBA.
Most of the FBA packet is self-explanatory. It is helpful to keep running records on the student's behavior in your classroom. This can be as simple as keeping a daily tally of times the student exhibits the behavior. This should be done both in your room and in the general education classroom (or wherever the behavior typically occurs, such as cafeteria or school bus). Having this data will make filling out the FBA much easier and more accurate. It is important to have MEASURABLE DATA in addition to teacher observation (for example, number of times student made an inappropriate outburst per class period).
Another key to filling out the FBA is to focus in on the PRIMARY PROBLEM BEHAVIOR/S. You must fill out separate data forms for each behavior you wish to address, so be sure to select the most significant behavior problem/s.
When you have collected all of the data, send the FBA to the Central Office Special Education Department.
BEHAVIOR INTERVENTION PLAN (BIP)
A supervisor or a diagnostician will complete a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) based on the information in the FBA and return it to you. Once you receive it, schedule a meeting to go over the plan and have everyone at the meeting sign it. This can be done in conjunction with an IEP meeting. You and the rest of the team are expected to follow the plan and keep data that will document improvement (or lack of improvement). If the behavior does not improve, reconvene the team to revise the plan.
Last Updated 7/25/2008