Tier 2 Systems and CICO

Team Training

This training session is designed to help teams and schools develop the capacity for an effective and efficient continuum of Tier 2 supports for youth. School teams will be supported in the establishment of a Secondary Systems Planning Team, learning how to use universal data to target groups of students in need of Tier II support and assessing the fidelity of interventions/supports provided. Teams will explore the critical features of Tier 2 interventions and how they are applied to the Check-in Check-out (CICO) intervention and the systems and data necessary for successful installation. Teams will be supported in developing their CICO system including their DPR, referral, acknowledgement system, and plan for progress monitoring.

To install additional Tier 2 interventions, see our Tier 2 Team Training (Day 3) - Continuum of Interventions Beyond CICO training content page.

Who Should Participate*

This training is designed for school staff intended to engage in the coaching or coordination of Tier II systems, data, and the installation of Check-in Check-out.

  • Coordinators: School staff intending on overseeing/managing CICO

  • District/building based coaches specifically focused on supporting and overseeing Tier II and the installation of CICO

  • Facilitators: School staff intending on being the ones to deliver or facilitate CICO

*Note: Virtual Trainings take place through Zoom, and though it is encouraged your team joins virtually, it is not required to be with your team face to face during the COVID-19 Shelter in Place directive.


  • Use Tier I data and other referral sources to identify students in need of foundational Tier II supports

  • Create a Secondary Systems Planning Team (Tier II Team), identifying team members’ roles and responsibilities

  • Use data for decision-making and on-going progress monitoring, knowing when to add more interventions, and how/when to exit students from interventions

  • Gain critical knowledge about each of the interventions in the secondary series, install the interventions, and check for implementation fidelity

  • Design a process for effective communication and data sharing between Tier I and Tier II

  • Understand how to apply the critical features of Tier II foundational interventions

Virtual Training Materials

Day 1 - Systems & Team Composition

- Overview of Tier 2 Systems

- Critical Features

- Team Composition

Day 3 - Monitoring Progress & Developing CICO

Examples of Tier 2 Content From Schools

Page links checked 12-9-21 AG