After reading this chapter, students should be able to:

Understand the main components of Tier 2.

Identify the referral process from Tier 1 to Tier 2.

Explain the ongoing cycle of assessment, analysis, decision-making, and instruction used in Tier 2.

The previous six chapters have examined the components necessary for developing general behavior management strategies fundamental to all classrooms. These classroom management components are necessary to provide the structure for effective Tier 1 instruction to occur. Just as effective instruction is fundamental to all classrooms no matter the tier, the behavior management components found in the previous chapters is also fundamental to all classrooms, no matter the tier. All classrooms need routine and structure. All teachers must work to develop authentic relationships. All teachers should be aware of student motivation, develop strategies for improving and maintaining appropriate behavior, and be able to effectively intervene on common behavioral issues. These components are fundamental to all classrooms, but for some students these components may not be enough. Those students may require Tier 2 behavioral supports.