ERIC Number: EJ1026488
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Essential Features of Tier 2 Social-Behavioral Interventions
Yong, Minglee; Cheney, Douglas A.
Psychology in the Schools, v50 n8 p844-861 Sep 2013
The purpose of this study is to identify the essential features of Tier 2 interventions conducted within multitier systems of behavior support in schools. A systematic literature search identified 12 empirical studies that were coded and scored according to a list of Tier 2 specific RE-AIM criteria, related to the Reach, Effectiveness, Adoption, Implementation, and Maintenance. Most studies met the following criteria: efficient identification of students, training required for staff implementation, integration with Tier 1 support, standard protocol approach, assessment of implementation fidelity, and parental involvement. However, there was less consistency in meeting the following criteria: reliable and valid methods for student identification, weekly data review to monitor progress, evaluation of behavioral and learning outcomes, program length of between 2 to 6 months, use of maintenance strategies, and teacher involvement. For the subsequent descriptive analysis, the 12 studies were categorized into 6 groups and the strategies used to address RE-AIM criteria were compared and discussed. The essential features identified will help researchers replicate Tier 2 interventions and help schools select and adapt Tier 2 interventions that are matched to their needs and resources.
Descriptors: Intervention, Behavior Modification, Literature Reviews, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Student Needs, Staff Development, Program Evaluation, Fidelity, Parent Participation, Needs Assessment, Maintenance, Teacher Participation, Student Behavior
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