Some evidence-based practices used within Tier 2 are:
social skills clubs
peer-based support or peer tutoring
check in/check out
increased adult or peer role model contact
increased modeling of set routines
(Crone, Horner, & Hawken, 2003)
Additional instruction may include re-teaching of critical skills (e.g., “double-dosing” a social behavior lesson) and providing ample opportunities for practice. Increasing the structure or explicitness provides students with high-probability opportunities for success (Fuchs, 2009). Tier II behavioral interventions may add additional structure to the school day or challenging routines. Tier II behavior interventions are in addition to core instruction and less intensive than Tier III interventions. Unlike the RTI² Framework, RTI²-B does not require a 30–45 minute dose of behavior instruction; rather, the interventions are additional, evidence-based practices that are selected and applied to individual students based on need.