Student Succeeds as Interventions are Scaled Up (02/09)

posted Feb 7, 2011, 8:34 AM by Cheryle Kennelly

Adam, a fourth grader, received 12 ODRs, 8 detentions and 2 in-school suspensions for acting–out behaviors. He began the Check-in Check-out (CICO) system in May 2008 with minimal success, only averaging 50% of his daily points. By June, Adam was spending most of his day outside of the classroom due to outbursts.  At the beginning of this school year, a Check and Connect (CnC) component was added to his CICO plan with scheduled times to check in individually with a staff member he trusted.  He averaged 94% of his daily points; he met his 70% goal EVERY day from August through December.  Adam now spends all of his day in the classroom and has had only one outburst that required intervention.