CICO Expansion Benefits More Students

posted Jun 14, 2013, 12:12 PM by Katelyn Lamb
Schools across Illinois are expanding their capacity to identify and support students with at-risk behaviors.  Multi-tiered systems  extend and intensify interventions for students at risk of academic and/or social failure.  For example, CICO is targeted to impact student behavior as a means to increase academic engagement.  This is accomplished by ensuring high frequency, scheduled, positive contacts with adults.  In Illinois  schools, the use of CICO-SWIS has increased from 223 in 2009-10 to 448 as of March 2013, indicating that more schools are using this data system to monitor the effectiveness of CICO for their students. 

As illustrated below, schools implementing CICO are seeing positive student and teacher responses.