Tier 2 Check-In, Check-Out (CICO)

This course provides information about the Check-In, Check-Out (CICO) Tier 2 intervention, steps for developing a CICO program, and strategies for effective implementation. Adaptations for Preschool and High School implementation will be presented along with considerations for making the intervention culturally relevant for all stakeholders.

Learner Objectives:

Check-In, Check-Out is designed for students whose problem behaviors:

  • Are unresponsive to Tier 1 practices and systems
  • Do not require more immediate individualized interventions
  • Are observed across multiple settings or contexts.

Once developed, the CICO intervention is designed to be continuously available and easily accessed soon after a student candidate is identified.  Although more time is required from staff members who coordinate the program, classroom teachers can usually implement the intervention in less than 5-10 minutes per day.

CICO can be implemented with any age student, preschool through high school, and when implemented with fidelity, it is likely to be effective with 60-75% of at-risk students.  As with any Tier 2 intervention, a student should not be identified for additional support unless he or she has received Tier 1 with fidelity.

Essential Functions:

  • The leadership team has developed and implemented the essential features of the Check-in, Check-Out (CICO) intervention with a high degree of fidelity.
  • The leadership team has developed and implemented a consistent process to engage in data-based decision-making around impact and implementation data.
  • The leadership team has developed and implemented a process for teaching relevant stakeholders about the intervention.

Participant and Presenter Materials

Recommended Prerequisites

This course 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.

Participant Materials

Participant Handouts


Pre/Post Assessment

 Pre/Post Assessment

Presenter Materials

Presenter PowerPoints with Notes: A PowerPoint file with detailed presenter notes is available for the module.

 Facilitator Materials

Implementation Supports

Practice Profile

Additional Resources
  1. Responding to Problem Behavior in Schools: The Behavior Education Program, 2nd Edition (Crone, Hawken & Horner).