At Tier 3, school efforts are focused on the needs of individual students that require significant supports due to academic, social, or behavioral challenges. Tier 3 represents 1-5% of the school population.
Core features of Tier 3
Tier 3 practices begin with solid tier 1 and 2 foundations.
Functional Behavior Assessments:
FBA's allow for a school site team to determine the function of a students behavior, as well as determine appropriate interventions to support the students individual needs. The formal FBA process will allow for the following strategies:
- Preventing unwanted behavior
- Teaching appropriate behavior
- Positively reinforcing appropriate behavior
- Reducing rewards for unwanted behavior
- Ensuring student safety
Wraparound supports involve working with students and the adults invested in their success to identify how a student’s natural support systems, strengths, and needs can work together to improve their outcomes. In WCSD, the use of district intervention assistance team is utilized to determine what support a student might need that community members can offer.
Click here for a sample safety plan
Tier 3 resources
The National Center on Intensive Intervention has great information for Tier 3 literacy, math, and behavior. https://intensiveintervention.org/tools-charts/levels-intervention-evidence
Antecendent Modification Stratgies: click here
Self-Management Strategies: click here
Reinforcement Strategies: click here
Noncontingent Reinforcement: click here