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Behavior Education Program

AKA  
“Check-in/Check-out”
AKA  
CICO

 

The  Check-in/Check-out  process  is  a  secondary
tier intervention  designed  for  implementation  
within  the  framework  for  SWPBIS  with  students
who are not responding  to  primary  interventions.  

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Target  students  can  be  identified  through  the  RtI  process  or  
through  teacher  nominations/office  disciplinary  referral  
data.    (Swoszowski,  Patterson,  &  Crosby,  2010)  

Once  identified  there  are  five  steps  to  the  CICO  program:  
1. Check-­‐in  –  Student  meets  with  mentor  &  receives  point  
sheet  
2. Feedback  –  Student  receives  feedback  throughout  the  day  
from  his/her  teachers  
3. Check  out  –  Student  checks  out  with  mentor,  reviews  
sheet  &  receives  praise/reinforcement  
4. Home  component  –  Parents  sign  point  sheet,  provide  
praise/reinforcement  to  meet  goal  the  next  school  day  
5. Return  to  school  –  Student  returns  point  sheet  to  mentor  
in  school  the  next  day  

Barriers  to  success  (Swoszowski,  Patterson  &  Crosby,  2010)  
1. Student  attrition  
2. Staff  attrition  
3. Fidelity  

Top  10  Things  to  keep  in  mind  (Myers,  Briere  III,  Simonsen,  2010)  
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Maintain  consistency  with  
staff  
Ensure  the  CICO  remains  a  
high  priority  in  the  school  
Assign  responsibilities  
judiciously  &  follow  
through  
Organized,  efficient  system  
for  collecting  data  
Use  resources  wisely  

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Have  a  plan  for  s tudents  
who  self-­‐select  
7. Have  a  plan  for  students  
who  do  not  respond  to  the  
intervention  
8. Intervene  at  first  sight  of  
participant  drift  
9. Beware  the  students  who  
hoard  tokens  
10. Be  flexible  

References  
BODEN, L., ENNIS, R., & JOLIVETTE, K. (2012). Implementing Check in/Check out for Students With Intellectual Disability
in Self-Contained Classrooms. Teaching Exceptional Children, 45(1), 32-39.
MYERS, D., BRIERE III, D., & SIMONSEN, B. (2010). Lessons Learned From Implementing a Check-in/Check-out
Behavioral Program in an Urban Middle School. Beyond Behavior, 19(2), 21-27.
SWOSZOWSKI, N., PATTERSON, D., & CROSBY, S. (2010). Implementing Check in/Check out for Students With
Emotional and Behavioral Disorders in Residential and Juvenile Justice Settings. Beyond Behavior, 20(1), 32-36.