Cohort 2 Model Demonstration Projects
Tertiary Behavior Intervention Models for Elementary and Middle Schools
In January 2007, OSEP funded the second cohort of Model Demonstration Projects. Cohort 2 consisted of three projects focusing on tertiary behavior interventions within a school-wide model of positive behavior supports for children who were not responsive to universal and secondary-level interventions. Features of these models included:
School-wide intensive positive behavior support approach guided by a three-tiered prevention model
Individualized function-based behavior support for children who exhibited the most challenging behaviors and had not been responsive to primary or secondary prevention efforts
Emphasis on collecting and using data for decisionmaking
Systematic strategies for professional development
Technical assistance for improving student behavior to help schools promote student learning and other positive outcomes
Cost-effective and efficient process for school districts to implement and sustain.
Implementation of cohort 2 models began in 2007 and concluded in 2010.