Tier 2 Fidelity Impacts Students with Repeated Behavior Problems

posted Oct 25, 2012, 11:30 AM by Katelyn Lamb
Lakewood School in CUSD 300, a school with a high-poverty student population, began developing their Tier 2/Tier 3 systems in 2008-09 as an Illinois and National Demonstration site.  Tier 2 systems and practices were installed with fidelity per Lakewood’s 2009-10 Benchmarks for Advanced Tiers and Individual Student Systems Evaluation Tool scores.  This school has maintained their Tier 2 fidelity over the last three years.  During 2010-11, the principal and team observed an increase in the number of office discipline referrals (ODRs) for 2010-11.  They determined that additional professional development for Check-in Check-out (CICO), the simple secondary intervention most frequently used to address student problem behavior, was needed.  Procedures for providing student feedback and ratings during CICO were reviewed during staff meetings to increase effectiveness.  Following this team intervention, the percentage of students with 2-5 ODRs declined from 18% (137 students) to 10% (76 students), or 61 fewer students.  This outcome demonstrates the value of maintaining fidelity and using data to continuously improve implementation and student outcomes.

Students with 2-5 ODRs, Lakewood School, CUSD 300