Working Within the Context of Three-Tiered Models of Prevention: Using Schoolwide Data to Identify High School Students for Targeted Supports

Kathleen Lynne Lane, Wendy Oakes, Holly Mariah Menzies, Juli Oyer, Abbie Jenkins

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This article addressed 3 objectives for assisting the research and teaching communities in developing 3-tiered models of prevention at the high school level. The authors first established the benefit of using systematic behavior screening tools within the context of 3-tiered models to identify and support high school students with academic and behavioral challenges. Second, they offered a structure for linking students demonstrating need with secondary (Tier 2) supports. Third, they provided illustrations of systematic approaches to detect high school students for whom primary prevention efforts were inadequate according to academic and behavioral data. The authors conclude by offering considerations for school psychologists assisting school-site teams with implementing, monitoring, and sustaining these procedures as part of regular school practices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)203-229
Number of pages27
JournalJournal of Applied School Psychology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2013



  • Tier 2 supports
  • comprehensive
  • high school
  • integrated
  • systematic screening
  • three-tiered (CI3T) models of prevention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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