During the first year of Tier 2 Training, the Tier 2 team develops a systematic process for identifying at-risk students which includes use of data decision rules, universal screening and/or a clearly articulated teacher nomination process. To learn the Tier 2 process, teams select and implement one research-based intervention that they determine is relevant for students and staff in their context. Clear entry and exit criteria along with data to be collected for monitoring student progress is identified. Teams provide on-going professional learning to ensure all school staff understands their role in implementing the selected intervention. Strategies to promote generalization of skills across multiple settings and maintenance of skills over time are specifically embedded within the intervention. In addition, Tier 2 Teams establish a process for providing regular updates to families about the purpose of the intervention and their role in supporting their child’s participation. By the end of the foundation level training, teams create plans for full-scale implementation of one or more interventions the following year.
Prerequisites: School must meet the criteria outlined on the Tier 2 Readiness Checklist.
Required Training: 4 sessions, typically distributed throughout the school year.
Who Attends: The Tier 2 Building Leadership Team
Where and When: Contact your SW-PBS Consultant for more details.