Tier 2 Team Processes and Decision-Making in a Comprehensive Three-Tiered Model

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Three-tiered models of academic and behavioral support are being increasingly adopted across the nation, and with that adoption has come an increasing message that designing and implementing effective practices alone is not enough. Systems are needed to help staff to collectively implement best practices. These systems, as well as effective processes for collecting and using data for decision-making, are necessary at each tier. This article outlines the systems considerations and decision-making processes for Tier 2 adopted by one elementary school in the implementation of a combined response to intervention (RTI) and school-wide positive behavior support (SWPBS) model.