Tier 2: Specific interventions within a school that can be applied quickly and effectively to a small group of students that are not responding to Tier 1 and who are considered at risk or in need of additional supports.
Tier 2 teams within each building will use Tier 1 data and a functional based perspective to identify students in need of additional support and targeted group interventions.
Tier 2 interventions are more intensive and require more support and instruction. Tier 2 interventions should structure and intensify tier 1 supports.
Tier 2 interventions should be systematically embedded within a school so students in need of additional support can access interventions in a timely and efficient manner.
Tier 2 interventions enable you to provide efficient individualized behavior support when the behaviors of a number of students are unresponsive to school/classroom-wide approaches.
Examples of Tier 2 Interventions used in Cumberland are:
- Check In Check Out (CICO)
- Positive adult attention and feedback throughout the day using a daily report card
- Home/School Communication daily
- Ongoing progress monitoring
- Social Skills Instruction
- Designed to assist students who need more explicit instruction with the mirco-skills of behavioral success
effectively with peers and teachers
- Seeking help/attention in expected ways
- Modulating strong emotions
- Regulating one’s level of attention and activity
- Choosing safe and responsible behaviors
- Problem solving and resolving conflicts in
- Check and Connect
- Mentoring Program for students that may exhibit risk factors for school failure and drop out
- Build connections and trust
- structured meeting with a trusting adult
- Review student data weekly
- Problem solve and goal setting
- Consistently discuss long term goals after high school
Tier 3: Highly intensive, focused, and individualized
interventions formally taught and practiced on an individual basis in a
systematic and structured manner on an ongoing basis.
Tier 3 interventions apply to the smaller number students
who do not respond to Tier 2 interventions. Tier 3 interventions consist of
highly customized and individualized interventions and require a high level of
support and instruction. Tier 3 interventions are typically delivered on an
individual basis due to their high degree of specificity. For example, if a
student who has trouble following passing time expectations does not respond to
Tier 1 interventions or Tier 2 interventions, the student may be placed on a Tier 3 custom made and unique behavior
plan specifically made to address the exact triggers and behaviors they are
demonstrating during passing time. Tier 3 interventions are generally not
pre-made and cannot usually be used for multiple students due to the fact that
they address specific behaviors of a particular student in a particular place
and time. Tier 3 interventions will employ the use of an extensive functional
behavior assessment to help form and shape interventions as well as other
scales and assessments.