What is Tier 2 Secondary Interventions and Supports?

Tier 2 Interventions and Supports are those designed for 10-15% of the students who are not responding effectively to the Universal Supports of the school. These students need more intensive interventions to reduce problem behaviors.

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These interventions are designed to be quickly accessed, highly efficient, flexible, and to bring about rapid movement. Tier 2 Interventions may include Rule School, Check-In Check-Out Program, Individualized Check-In Check-Out Program, Social/Academic Instructional Groups, Brief Functional Behavioral Assessments, and Building Consultation Team referrals. Buildings determine and monitor the entrance and exit criteria for Tier 2 interventions.

How are students identified for Tier 2 Interventions and Supports?

There are several ways students are identified for Tier 2 Interventions and Supports. These include the use of screening tools, teacher/parent referrals, and office referral data. The Tier 2 Building Team gathers this information to make intervention decisions for specific students.

How effective is Tier 2 Secondary Interventions and Supports?

Tier 2 Interventions and Supports are effective for at least 80% of those students receiving tier two services. Despite the increased level of support that Tier 2 provides, some students will need additional supports to encourage positive behaviors.

How is effectiveness of Tier 2 Secondary Interventions and Supports measured?

Each Tier 2 intervention is monitored with a specific data tool to gauge the success of the intervention and/or the need for further services.

For details about how Tier 2 Secondary Interventions and Supports looks in each implementing school, refer to the PBIS link for the school.

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