Rock Island Adapts Check-In Check-Out for High School Students

Post date: Oct 24, 2012 5:33:47 PM

Check-In Check-Out (CICO) is a proven Tier 2 intervention that fosters student engagement and self-regulation skills for students at risk of school failure. High schools face multiple challenges such as obtaining teacher buy-in and modifying CICO to meet the needs of older students. Rock Island High School, Rock Island SD 41, an Illinois PBIS Network high school demonstration site supported by a federal grant, has begun implementing CICO with specific strategies to address these issues.

Twenty-one students from the ninth grade academy, each with four or more office discipline referrals (ODRs) since August 2010, were selected for CICO. Facilitators were trained during common planning periods, eliminating the need for additional meeting time. Students were paired with adults based on their proximity to the youth’s first period class to encourage attendance. The number of ODRs decreased 92% compared to pre-CICO levels.

Rock Island High School CICO Outcomes (N=21 Students)