Tier 2

Students will most likely respond to Tier 1 level of support but will still exhibit some specific difficulties. These students may be demonstrating academic and/or behavioral deficits that will require more intensive supports. Tier 2 interventions can be effective in working with students at-risk for academic  and/or behavioral concerns.

Tier 2 small group interventions are strategies and procedures put into place to support a group of students who display similar needs or deficits as identified through the data review described above. Typically about 15-20% of students will continue to have problems and will need the more intensive interventions. Approximately 10-15% will respond to the targeted group interventions.

When a student is part of a small group intervention the staff members who interact with him/her should be made aware of it so that they can also provide the right types of prompts and encouragement. Small group interventions provide an opportunity for the students to have a more personal, positive connection with at least one additional adult. This is important because many of these students’ school experiences have not been successful.

Tier 2 team member meet bi-weekly to discuss student supports, outcomes and monitor progress to ensure 70% of students are responding to tier 2. Team members include: Behavior Intervention Specialist, Administrator, School Psychologist and other members as required (e.g., School Social Worker, School Nurse).


Tier-II-Guidebook---8_19-1Tier II Guidebook (PDF)

TIER 2 Flowchart (PDF)
CICO Handbook (Google Docs)
Second Step
Brief Intervention
Tier II Assessment Probe
Targeted Interventions

Matching Interventions (SIM)
Tier 2 Agenda Meeting
Request for Assistance Family-Student (English/Spanish)
Teacher/Staff Request Form
Evidence Based Interventions
Tier 2 Intervention Tracking Tool
Planning & Reflection Worksheet (Word doc)
SRSS Screening Scale for Internal and External Behaviors
Tier II Student Record Review Form (Word doc)

Professional Development

PBIS Calendar
Meetings for PBIS Leads, TAC Meetings, Behavior Intervention Specialists, Youth Services Specialist Collaborations & Late Start Collaborations for Behavior Intervention Specialists.

Nondiscrimination Policy

Bakersfield City School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived characteristics of race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identifications, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information or any other characteristic identified in Education Code 200 or 220, Penal code 422.55, or Government Code 11135, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal and/or the District’s Human Resource Administrator, at 661-631-4663, or at 1300 Baker Street, Bakersfield, California 93305. A copy of BCSD’s Uniform Complaint Procedures and Non-Discrimination policies are available by clicking here and/or upon request.