School Teams: Tier II

According to PBIS researchers Everett, Sugai, Fallon, Simonsen, and O’Keeffe (2011)This external web site will open up in a new window. Tier II interventions are typically group-based, standardized practices and systems designed to supplement primary prevention efforts, and are appropriate for students who exhibit problem behaviors across multiple settings.

Crone, Hawken, and Horner (2010)This external web site will open up in a new window. indicate that Tier II interventions have the following critical features:

  • Consistent, standardized implementation across students
  • Easily accessible (e.g., within a few days of referral)
  • Continuous availability
  • Implemented by all school staff
  • Consistent with extra doses of school-wide expectations and interventions

A range of evidence-based Tier II interventions meet these criteria, and most incorporate effective practices, such as:

  • Targeted and explicit skill instruction
  • Acknowledgements of appropriate behavior
  • Increased adult support
  • Frequent performance feedback for targeted behaviors
  • Plans for generalization and maintenance

Example Tier II Interventions include:

Details of these interventions can be found on the PowerPoint: Teams Tier II Section Tier II Interventions.pptx

Tier II Overviews

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports: Tier 2 Group Supports
PBIS connects positive schoolwide culture to student needs. We will help you get started developing practices that help students who need a little extra support once you have buy-in and agreed-upon expectations from all of your school colleagues. EdMN 2015 - PBIS Tier II ACCESSIBLE

Supporting Students At-Risk for Recurring Problem Behavior
Identify critical features of Tier 2 systems & interventions, review CICO as a primary Tier 2 intervention, identify other common Tier 2 interventions & considerations, and suggestions for a Tier 2 Continuum of Support.

Data Teaming - Tier 2+ Individual Student Behavior Support

For students that are not responding to typical Tier 2 interventions.

Tier II Tools

Tier 2 tools from Chris Borgmeier, PhD Portland State University that includes self-assessments, meeting notes templates, targeted interventions “map”, and point cards.