Tier 2 Process Impacts Tier 1 Results for High Schools

posted Feb 3, 2011, 8:52 AM by Cheryle Kennelly
The three high schools in Springfield SD 186 exemplify how Tier 1 fidelity can increase as Tier 2/Tier 3 structures are being developed.  Each of the schools has an active PBIS secondary systems team, which has begun using the Tier 2/Tier 3 Systems Guiding Questions tool to help them design, implement, and refine Tier 2 structures.  As the Tier 2 interventions were implemented and more students received support, a decrease in out of school suspensions (OSS) was observed.  The OSS rate from August through November for these Springfield high schools decreased by 44%, from 1,115 events in 2009-10 to 629 in 2010-11.  It is also noteworthy that the SET scores for teaching  expectations and overall Tier 1 implementation have increased over the last two years.  Teaching expectation scores have risen from an average of 50% to an average of 87%, and their overall score has increased from an average of 74% to 94%.

High Schools in Springfield SD 186 Two Year Comparison of OSS Events