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A comprehensive, Integrated, Three-Tiered Model of Prevention: A three colored triangle with three layers each corresponding with primary secondary and tertiary prevention with examples of what falls into each tier. The bottom tier is green and corresponds to 80% of students. the second tier is yellow and corresponds to 15% of the students. The third and final tier is the top of the triangle and applies to only 5% of students.COMPREHENSIVE, INTEGRATED, THREE-TIERED (Ci3T) MODEL OF PREVENTION

“Ci3T models are data-informed, graduated systems of support constructed to address academic, behavioral, and social domains, with an overarching goal of supporting all learners in inclusive environments by maximizing available expertise through professional collaborations among school personnel (Lane, Kalberg, & Menzies, 2009). This model recognizes students’ multifaceted needs and offers a structure for school-site leadership teams to consider students’ multiple needs simultaneously in an integrated fashion. In this model, data from multiple sources such as academic screening tools (e.g., AIMSweb; Pearson Education, 2008), behavior screening tools (e.g., the Student Risk Screening Scale [Drummond, 1994]), office discipline referrals, and attendance (absenteeism and tardiness) are monitored. These data are analyzed in conjunction with treatment integrity data of primary prevention efforts to accurately (a) assess responsiveness to the primary plan and (b) inform the introduction of additional supports for students needing more intensive assistance in an efficient, effective manner. This model also builds in regularly scheduled planning time for school-site leadership, grade-level, and department-level teams to review data in order to assess implementation, consider stakeholders’ views of the program, and examine students’ academic, behavioral, and social performance” (Lane, Oakes, & Menzies, 2014, p. 123).

Introductory Overview of Ci3T Model of Prevention

Watch an introductory overview of the comprehensive, integrated, three-tiered (Ci3T) model of prevention below and download the slideshow narrated by Kathleen Lane and Wendy Oakes. We recommend this short (14 min) presentation be shared with faculty and staff at schools that are in the process of designing the Ci3T model of prevention for their school site and for those who are looking for some general information on how to design, implement, and evaluate a Ci3T model of prevention to address all students’ academic, behavioral, and social needs.
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