Tier 2 Secondary Interventions

Tier 2 is the next level of the intervention system.  These interventions are available to those students who need extra support in addition to tier I interventions.  Students must be recommended by an adult for these programs or have data that supports they would benefit from the intervention.  This tier may include up to 5%-15% of the student population in terms of teaching and reinforcing expected behaviors.

Our Tier 2 team meets on every other week to identify, assign, monitor, and use collected data on students to solve problems and make decisions.  Team members include the principal, internal coach, external coach, and data manager.

West Monona Middle School Tier 2 Interventions:

  1. Children At-Risk in Education (CARE) Team: CARE teams meet when a student is referred to the Care team leader because they are struggling academically or socially at school.  CARE team leaders in the middle school communicate with the parent and teachers to problem solving based on collected data regarding student behavior.
  2. Check in, Check Out (CICO): Students are presented with daily/weekly goals and then receive frequent feedback on meeting the goals throughout the day. The feedback system is connected to the school-wide behavior expectations, or the DREAM expectations at West Monona Middle School. Basic features of the Check-in/Check-out program include: students identified and receiving the intervention within a week, daily check in and out with an adult at school, regular feedback and positive reinforcement from teachers throughout the day, a family communication component, and daily data collection that is reviewed and analyzed.
  3. Check and Connect (C&C): Check & Connect is a comprehensive intervention designed to enhance student engagement at school and with learning for marginalized, disengaged students in grades K-12, through relationship building, problem solving and capacity building, and persistence. A goal of Check & Connect is to foster school completion with academic and social competence. The Check & Connect mentor is professionally trained. He or she consistently checks on the student’s social and academic performance using data on at least a weekly basis. The mentor also offers individualized intervention by connecting students and their families to outside resources as necessary.
  4. Organizational Check-Up (OCU): A student is assigned to organizational check up when they have reached 20 pink slips or more in a quarter.  The purpose is to facilitate student organization and promote student ability to sort and store paperwork, identify assigned homework, and locate completed assignments when they are due.  The essential features are consistent monitoring and routine check-ups, adherence to checklists, tracking forms, and frequent reinforcement.