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Monica Martinez » PASS


Positive Approach to Student Success
Inclusion for Students with Behavior Disorders

PASS Team:
Monica Martinez - PASS Teacher
Amanda Alberson - PASS Paraprofessional
Viridiana Garza - PASS Paraprofessional

What is PASS?
PASS (Positive Approach to Student Success) is a program designed to provide behavioral support for students who are identified as eligible for Special Education services. Students who are experiencing significant emotional and behavioral difficulties may be considered for PASS services by the ARD committee based on their disability, functional behavior assessment, response to previous intervention, and current levels of functioning.

The PASS program is founded on the belief that students benefit behaviorally from educational experiences within the mainstream setting and academically from participation in the general education curriculum. The function of PASS services is to target disruptive and inappropriate behaviors, identify replacement behaviors, and provide the opportunity for practice of appropriate behaviors across school settings. The PASS program implements an intensive monitoring schedule to allow for students with behavioral difficulties to participate as fully as possible in the general education environment.

PASS Process:
PHASE 1: Preplacement → PHASE 2: Orientation → PHASE 3: Inclusion & Mainstream → PHASE 4: Aftercare

The monitoring system provides the PASS student and the general education teacher a simple procedure for regulating behavior during class and allows the PASS Specialist to monitor the student without interrupting the classroom.

The PASS Specialist instructs the PASS student and the general education teacher on the monitoring system before the PASS student enters the general classroom.

The monitoring code for PASS is as follows:

Green - PASS student is demonstrating appropriate behavior

Yellow - Warning; PASS student's behavior is requiring attention and redirection

Red - Alert; PASS student is unable to maintain appropriate classroom behavior and needs to be removed from classroom for intervention