Tier 1: Universal foundation of Support (All)

Tier 1 are universal or primary approaches that are preventative in nature (Sugai & Homer, 2002). Tier 1 systems, data, and practices impact everyone across all settings. They establish the foundation for delivering regular, proactive support and preventing unwanted behaviors. Tier 1 emphasizes prosocial skills and expectations by teaching and acknowledging appropriate student behavior.

Tier 1 foundational systems include:

  • An established leadership team
  • Regular meetings
  • A commitment statement for establishing a positive school-wide social culture
  • On-going use of data for decision making
  • Professional development plans
  • Evaluation plan

Tier 1 practices include: