Developing a Schoolwide Framework to Prevent and Manage Learning and Behavior Problems

Second Edition
Pages: 257
ISBN: 9781462541737
Item Number: 8426


Now revised and expanded, this volume explains how to design, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive, integrated, three-tiered (Ci3T) model of prevention.

Rather than presenting a packaged program, the book provides resources and strategies for designing and tailoring Ci3T to the needs and priorities of a particular school or district community. Ci3T is unique in integrating behavioral, academic, and social–emotional components into a single research-based framework.

User-friendly features include tools for collecting and using student and schoolwide data; guidance for selecting effective interventions at each tier; detailed case examples; and tips for enhancing collaboration between general and special educators, other school personnel, and parents.

In a convenient large-size format, the volume includes several reproducible forms that can be downloaded and printed for repeated use. Prior edition title: Developing Schoolwide Programs to Prevent and Manage Problem Behaviors.

New to This Edition

  • Updated step-by-step approach reflecting the ongoing development of Ci3T.
  • Chapter on evidence for the effectiveness of tiered models.
  • Chapter on low-intensity, teacher-delivered strategies.
  • Chapter on sustaining effective implementation and professional development.
  • “Lessons Learned” feature—reflections and examples from educators in a range of settings.<.ul>


    “This ‘must-buy’ volume presents a systems approach that can help schools maximize their instructional and behavior management capabilities. The authors display a broad understanding of the factors affecting schooling outcomes, simultaneously addressing academic, behavioral and social-emotional domains. In my view, Ci3T is easily the most comprehensive framework to emerge within over a decade—and has the potential to transform schooling as we know it. I am particularly impressed with the authors’ emphasis on low-intensity, proactive strategies that teachers can implement easily. The field of education is fortunate to have this gem of a book.”

    —Hill M. Walker, PhD
    Department of Special Education and Clinical Sciences (Emeritus)
    University of Oregon; Senior Scientist, Oregon Research Institute

    “This groundbreaking book clearly presents a comprehensive integration of systemic prevention efforts for both academic and social behavior. The authors’ mix of science with practical, understandable examples makes this a perfect example of a research-to-practice work. Everyone who strives to implement prevention science in schools should carry a copy of this second edition as their principal guide to multi-tiered systems of support.”

    —Terrance M. Scott, PhD
    Professor and Distinguished University Scholar,
    Department of Special Education, University of Louisville

    “Offering important updates to the first edition, this second edition provides a critical roadmap to schoolwide multi-tiered systems of support. Lane and colleagues have drawn on their long history of successful partnerships with schools across the nation to produce this tremendous resource. School-based professionals will benefit from using this book in planning, delivering, and evaluating supports for students across a diversity of needs and contexts.”

    —Sandra M. Chafouleas, PhD
    Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor,
    Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut

I. An Introduction to Comprehensive, Integrated, Three-Tiered Models of Prevention
1. Preventing and Managing Learning and Behavior Challenges in Our Schools: A Comprehensive, Integrated Approach sample
2. A Look at Evidence Surrounding Tiered Systems
II. Overview of the Ci3T Implementation Manual
3. Designing and Implementing a Ci3T Model: Building a Primary Prevention Plan
4. Examining Tier 1 Efforts: Monitoring Treatment Integrity and Social Validity
III. A Focus on Data-Informed Decision Making
5. Determining How Well Ci3T is Meeting the Goals: Procedures for Monitoring Overall Student Performance
6. Empowering Teachers with Low-Intensity, Teacher-Delivered Strategies
7. Supporting Students Who Require More than Primary Prevention Efforts: Tier 2 and Tier 3
IV. Moving Forward: Considerations for Successful Implementation
8. Understanding Implementation Science: Responsible Implementation of System Change Efforts

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