Tier 3 Resources

Tier 3 Professional Learning

All DE-PBS school teams should have foundational understanding of behavioral science to establish strong practices at all three Tiers. Those working with teams at Tier 3 to design individual behavior plans should have additional skills in facilitating the FBA/BIP Process.




Special Topic

PTR Networking Session

During this PTR networking call, Dr. Iovannone shared about trends in school refusal behaviors and successful PTR Family cases that supported these concerns. Participants shared about how their districts were encountering and working to address school refusal during the pandemic.

Presentation and Materials 

Special Topic

Behavioral Consultation with Families

Offered Yearly

Prevent-Teach-Reinforce Model of Team Based FBA and BIPs

Prevent-Teach-Reinforce (PTR) is a Tier 3 behavior intervention process for completing Functional Behavior   Assessments and developing Behavior Intervention Plans. Participants will learn the 5 steps of the process and how to facilitate with teams in their school.

Presentation PPT

Blank Brief FBA/BIP Template

Offered Yearly

Tier 3: FBA/BIP for Educators

This workshop is for new educators or those who want to learn more about the process of using a function based approach to develop behavioral intervention plans. Participants will review principles of behavior and the role of function based thinking across all tiers of support. The steps for conducting an FBA will be reviewed along with the critical components of function based BIPs. Participants will explore how to identify students that need an FBA/BIP, and the role of the problem solving team in the process.

Presentation PPT

Offered Yearly

Tier 2/3 Systems Training

This workshop is for problem solving teams working to develop systems that support students in need of advanced interventions. Tier 2 linkages will be explored and an overview of Tier 3 system features will be provided to include teaming, resources, support plans and evaluation. Teams will leave with tools to evaluate their current practices to support in action planning.

Presentation PPT
Tier 3 Overview Handout

Special Presentation

Person Centered Planning

This workshop provides an overview of the principles and key concepts of Person-Centered Planning. Participants will learn several methods of developing action plans in this module including MAPs (Making Action Plans) and PATHs   (Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope) and how to determine which tool to use. Content includes how these tools can be used effectively to support individual students by bringing the key actors in a student’s life together to create an action plan to be implemented in the general classroom setting, as well as how they can be used to create action plans for their schools.

Special Presentation

Tier 3 Internalizing Behavior

On Wednesday, November 15, the Delaware PBS Project welcomed Dr. Rose Iovannone from the University of South Florida. This new professional development focused on supporting students with internalizing behavior concerns, such as anxiety and refusing to attend school. Over 100 educators from 60 schools representing 13 districts were guided through the process of determining the function, or what is driving, the behavior.  This information is used to develop effective interventions that address the student’s unique needs.  Participants had the opportunity to practice developing interventions for a variety of sample case studies and ask questions about supporting students in their schools. Guest speakerDr. Rose Iovannone

Thinking functionally About Internalizing Behavior Problems PPT

Special Presentation

Tier 3 Redesign

The information shared with teams during Tier 3 team planning can be found within this PPT.  

Guest speaker: Dr. Rose Iovannone

Special Presentation

Practice Based Coaching for Tier 3 Behavior Supports

For those coordinating tier 3 interventions (e.g. school psychologist, behavioral specialist) through facilitating, coaching and/or training school teams in the PTR process (or any team-based model of individualized positive behavioral supports) or those interested in supporting the expansion of tier 3 practices in their school or district (administrator, PBS leadership).

Guest speaker: Dr. Rose Iovannone

Presentation PowerPoint
TATE Scoring Guide
Tier 3 Facilitator IC Map
Coaching Professional Development Action Plan
Coach/Coachee Planning Form
Coaching Sequence for Interventions
Coaching Sequence to Provide Feedback
PTR Coach Implementation Reflection Form
Coaches Code DRAFT
FBA BIP Coaching Manual Draft

Tier 3 Forms and Tools

Tier 3 Presentations and Schedule:  use the link for access to various Tier 3 presentations and professional development offered through the Delaware PBS Project.

Tier 3 Support Plans – PTR Tools: School based teams can use this information to gain information about training, coaching, forms, and advanced PTR resources.

Tier 3 Support Plans – Additional Tools:  School and district teams can find additional information about Tier 3 practices including Person Centered Planning resources, FBA/BIP for internalizing behaviors and PTR for families.

Tier 3 District Level Planning Tools – page currently under construction:  District level teams can access information on this page related to understanding the Tier 3 structures needed to develop a results driven system for students in need of individualized behavioral supports.