Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP)

A Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) defines how an educational setting will be changed to improve the behavioral success of the student. A Tier 3 BIP typically has multiple components, incorporating individualized strategies in the areas of:

  • Prevention of problem behaviors
  • Instruction in replacement behaviors
  • Systems of individualized positive reinforcement
  • Planned consequences designed to decrease reinforcement for problem behavior
  • Emergency interventions, if appropriate
  • Home/school collaboration

Developing a Competing Behavior Pathway diagram can help identify functional replacement behaviors.  The Competing Behavior Pathway model is used to create a link between the functional behavior assessment and the behavior intervention plan.

Competing Pathways Chart
Tier 3 Decision Points
Tier 3 Quick Guide