This lesson provides an introductory overview of the Check-In, Check-Out (CICO) intervention that includes a description of students most likely to benefit and key research findings. A description of the daily, weekly or twice-monthly, and quarterly components introduces the basics of how Check-In, Check-Out is implemented.


By the end of this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Describe students who are most likely to benefit from Check-In, Check-Out.
  • Identify the daily, weekly/twice-monthly, and quarterly components of Check-In, Check-Out.
  • Tell main findings of research associated with Check-In, Check-Out.


This lesson is for Tier 2 teams that have developed their Tier 2 systems and are ready to begin planning the Check-In, Check-Out intervention. Systems in place should include: 1) Tier 2 team roles and responsibilities, 2) identifying students for Tier 2 support, 3) collecting student information to make informed decisions and determine function of behavior, and 4) staff training and communication. Refer to Courses 1-4 for information about developing these systems.

Reflective Questions

  • How do teachers typically respond to students who engage in low level disruptive behavior for the purpose of gaining adult attention?
  • How likely would staff be willing to implement a group-based, standardized intervention that is efficient and effective?