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Multi-Tiered Behavior Supports

KCUSD Five-Tiered System of Behavior Intervention


Tier 1 behavior interventions occur when the classroom teacher and a school site administrator work together to assist the student with behavioral needs. The administrator and teacher will assure that school-wide supports are in place to prevent problem behavior, assure teacher and student expectations are clearly defined and the student is being frequently acknowledged for positive behaviors.

Tier 2 behavior interventions involve implementing specialized group supports such as Check-in Check-out or small group social skills training recommended by the either the Student Study Team or the IEP team to address behavior concerns. During this time the School Psychologist works with the team to make sure that the interventions are appropriate for the perceived function of the problem behavior and provides monitoring of intervention effectiveness.

Tier 3 Individual supports are created for the student. The School Psychologist, along with the school site team create a Behavior Intervention Plan based on a Functional Behavior Assessment. The team will then collect data and revise the Behavior Intervention Plan based on collected data.

Tier 4 After a referral has been made to the Behavior Intervention Team a Behavior Case Manager will be added to the team. The School Psychologist and a school site administrator will fill out the Behavior Intervention Team Referral form and send it to the Behavior Intervention Specialist, along with required documents.  A Behavior Case Manager will be will assigned to provide team implementation planning, assist with revisions to the current BIP, create materials, review collected data, provide direct student support, provide modeling for staff members and arrange for ongoing team collaboration meetings.

Tier 5 supports may be considered when the student is a significant disruption to the classroom environment resulting in the regular removal from instructional opportunities or is a safety concern. If the team decides that additional adult support is needed to implement the BIP, the team may discuss the temporary placement of an additional trained staff member who is responsible for implementing and modeling behavior interventions that are specified in a student’s BIP. The temporary placement of an additional staff member will be systematically faded based on student behavior data.