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Student Intervention Services

The Student Intervention Services Department serves TISD students and staff in need of additional resources and support.  Student Intervention Services is responsible for 504's and discipline interventions.

Does TISD have interventions to address behavior?
Yes, the process is called behavioral RTI
 
What is behavioral RTI?
Students exhibiting chronic misbehavior may need additional planning and support to change inappropriate and ineffective behavioral choices. The purpose of the Temple ISD behavioral RtI Process is to maintain students at the lowest level of intervention needed to ensure student success. This process does not supersede the Temple ISD Student Code of Conduct or the consequences for violating it.
 
How are students identified as needing behavioral interventions?
Tier 1 students have 0-6 referrals, 0 ISS, or 0 OSS
Tier 2 students have 7-12 referrals, 1-2 ISS, or 1 OSS
Tier 3 students may have 13 or more referrals, 3 or more ISS, or 2 or more OSS
 
Who should parents contact if their child constantly receives referrals or unsatisfactory conduct marks?
The campus RTI coordinator
 
When should the parent contact the campus RTI coordinator?
After the child’s 3rd referral, 3rd poor conduct mark,  1st ISS or OSS placement
 
What interventions can teachers use to improve behavior?
  • Increased academic supports such as academic RTI resources and programs
  • Instructional accommodations-
    • preferential seating
    • breaking information or assignments into smaller sections
    • allowing student to respond through written assignments until comfortable with responding orally
    • extended time to complete assignments
    • cooling off period
    • additional time to respond or process information/directives
    • minimize distractions
    • checking for understanding
    • use of manipulatives
    • note taking assistance
    • peer assistance or tutoring
    • assignment notebook
    • graphic organizers
    • shortened assignments
  • Resources from the Safe and Civil schools books: 100 Problems/500 Plans, Interventions, 2nd Ed, CHAMPS
  • Parent conferences
  • Student conferences
  • Consultation with counselor and administration
  • Request student observation from counselor or campus administration
  • Restitution and natural consequences
  • Additional Classroom Management training
 
How do teachers track whether student behavior is improving?
Teachers use behavior tracking sheets and they mark the number of times the student engaged in the misbehavior or the number of times they had to reprimand the student for the behavior
 
What’s the next step if behavior doesn’t improve?
The Campus RTI team meet to develop a Tier 2 plan to include any one or more of the following:
  • Parenting meeting to discuss and gain permission for addressing behavior through counseling programs
    • Small group counseling- Why Try?, Kelso, Bully Blockers, 2nd Step, and MAPS
  • Referral to Skills trainer (K-5)
  • Mentoring
 
How long are the interventions?
3-6 weeks
 
What’s the next step if behavior doesn’t improve?
The Campus RTI team meets with the parent/student to develop a Behavior Intervention Plan.
 
What is a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP)?
A Behavior Intervention plan addresses specific behaviors, identifies replacement behaviors, designates rewards for practicing replacement behaviors, demonstrates how to teach and support replacement behaviors, sets the frequency of behavior monitoring and how to monitor behavior, as well as identifies whose responsible for teaching replacement behaviors, monitoring behavior, and rewarding behavior.
 
What happens if I think my student has severe mental and emotional problems that influence behavior?
The counselor staffs with the Director of Counseling regularly to discuss options

 


Dr. Nichole Riley-Coordinator
nichole.riley@tisd.org 
office: 254-215-6942

Merrilee Gonzalez-Secretary
merrilee.gonzalez@tisd.org office: 254-215-7280