Expanding Tier 2 Interventions

posted Jun 14, 2013, 12:31 PM by Katelyn Lamb
Building on the CICO foundation, Social/Academic Instructional Groups (SAIGs) explicitly support acquisition and fluency of social and/or academic skills that directly impact school performance.  For students who are not responding to these simple Tier 2 interventions, a brief Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA/BIP) can provide additional information to modify a Tier 2 intervention and strategically address student needs.  Examples of schools building their Tier 2 systems include:
Heather Hill Elementary School in Flossmoor SD 161 began implementing CICO during the 2010-11 school year. As of March 2013, this school had 15% of their total enrollment participating in CICO, with 65% of these students meeting their Daily Progress Report (DPR) goals. The school has also decreased their percentage of students with 2-5 office discipline referrals (ODRs) over the last two years from 16% in 2010-11 to 14% in 2011-12.  Additionally, in the 2012-13 school year to date, 12% of students have 2-5 ODRs.  They are currently expanding their Tier 2 continuum of supports by participating in technical assistance (TA) training for FBA/BIP.  This additional TA is helping the school to support more students with Tier 2 interventions.