• Tier III - Intensive Intervention

    Tier III - Intensive Intervention: Intensive, individualized 1:1 (or very small core academic foundational skills group instruction) interventions to support students with lagging academic foundational skills, essential behavior practices, screening, individual counseling, community service and mental health referrals and care coordination, and safety and support planning. Core academic foundational skill interventions are supported by SIT and provided by an interventionist or other qualified staff member. Social emotional and behavior interventions are supported by SIT and provided in partnership with the classroom teacher and a member of staff outside of the classroom including school counselors, school social workers, Gen-ed funded school psychologists and school nurses. 


    When the SIT determines that a student would benefit from Tier III support, a separate team comes together to create the student’s FBA/BSP (or other Tier III intervention). This team is called the Tier III Individual Student Support Team (ISST). The student and their caregiver(s) are essential members of this team as they have a broader context of the student's strengths and goals. This meeting is scheduled for an hour - outside the regularly scheduled SIT meetings - and follows the Individual Student Support (Tier III) Agenda.  


    Individual Student Support Team (ISST) Resources

    Individual Student Support Team (ISST) Function and Responsibilities 

    Individual Student Support Team Agenda (Tier III Behavior) 


    Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) & Behavior Support Plan (BSP)

    A Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) is an individualized assessment to identify:

    • Specific unexpected behavior to address 

    • Purpose/function of the behavior 

    • Factors triggering and maintaining the unexpected behavior

    • Lagging skills to teach

    A Behavior Support Plan (BSP) includes individualized interventions based on the FBA to:

    • Proactively meet student need/function 

    • Prevent triggers and responses maintaining the unexpected behavior

    • Teach replacement behavior and lagging skills

    • Reinforce the replacement and expected behavior  

    FBA/BSP Resources

    FBA/BSP At-a-Glance - This resource is a guiding tool for school teams that  provides a sequential overview of the FBS/BSP process.

    FBA/BSP Handbook - This document outlines the process for completing FBAs and BSPs.

    Comprehensive FBA/BSP and Worksheet for Function-Based Behavior Support Planning Form - This form captures the content of the FBA and BSP.


    FBA / BSP Asynchronous Canvas Course- Training for Individual Student Support Teams in the FBA/BSP process as a Tier III general education intervention.  Each school should have at least 2-3 general education staff who are trained in the FBA/BSP process. Consider who will be able to serve as leads and plan managers.   Possible participants may include, Principal or Assistant Principal, School Climate Specialist. Dean of Students, Gen Ed Funded Comprehensive School Psychologists, Social Worker, Counselor.  Instructional Specialist, and Restorative Justice Specialist. Special education funded school psychologists and other special education staff are invited to participate in the training with their teams as well.

    By enrolling in the course, you will have access to the following self-paced Units: 
    • Unit 1: Function Based Thinking
    • Unit 2: FBA Planning
    • Unit 3: FBA Assessment
    • Unit 4: BSP Planning
    • Unit 5: BSP Implementation and Evaluation
    Each session within the various modules concludes with a "Bridge to Practice" activity, which will lead your team through the creation of an FBA/BSP for a student of your choice in your school, if applicable.