Tier 2 interventions address a variety of behaviors ranging from minor classroom disruptions, to academic organization, to promoting socialization skills. Approximately 8-10% of students will be serviced through Tier 2 assistance. The main Tier 2 intervention is Check In/Check Out (CICO). At WMS, students are referred for either Academic CICO or Behavior CICO.Students check in with a coach in the morning and pick up their ROAR Report. At the end of each class, the teacher meets with the student and provides feedback on how well the student followed the ROAR expectations and explains how many points the student earned. At the end of the day, the student checks out with their coach to reflect briefly on how the day went and to set goals for the next day.
The average student spends 4-8 weeks in the program and the data is monitored by the student's team as well as the Tier 2 Problem Solving Team. The ultimate target for all students is to receive a total of 80% of the points on a daily basis and to reach the 80% threshold for a minimum of 4 consecutive weeks. Students that show progress are moved to a self-monitoring system and then eventually graduate from Check In/Check Out!
Students that need more assistance than CICO may be referred to one of our Social Academic/Instruction Groups. For students on our academic pathway, we currently have our "Fab 15" which is a study skills program designed to assist up to 15 students per team in sixth grade. Students will receive assistance with homework completion and study skills instruction for 10 weeks while still being enrolled in CICO. If a student need more assistance still, he/she may be enrolled in our Triple A Club (Advanced Academic Advisory) Program. This is our roadside assistance program to success in which up to 5 students are assigned to a mentor for even closer monitoring on their grades and work completion, study skills.
For students on our behavior pathway, students may be enrolled in either our social group A or B. Group A deals with behaviors such as avoiding a fight, reacting to situations, disagreeing appropriately, taking responsibility for behavior, accepting consequences and making good choices. Students that choose to fight at school may be referred to participate in this group as part of their consequence. Group B works on getting teacher's attention appropriately, how to ask for help, helpful/unhelpful thoughts, dealing with peer pressure, decision making skills, overcoming avoidance, and goal setting. For students that need more assistance after participating in a group, a mentor will be assigned.
Our school wide goal this year is to reduce the number of "no data" days. We have great students and want them to receive credit for their outstanding behavior and academics!