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Check & Connect Student Engagement Intervention | Institute on Community Integration
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Using Check & Connect with Existing Initiatives

Check & Connect was designed as a stand-alone program to be used where universal interventions are already in place. As such, it addresses the engagement needs of students who require targeted or intensive interventions.  This means that a school could design its own universal interventions to address these needs for all students and then use Check & Connect with those students who require a supplemental intervention.

Check & Connect's placement on the Pyramid of Intervention

Many schools are using Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) as their universal intervention.  Because C&C functions as a stand-alone program, it can be used with PBIS to support those students who need more individualized interventions.  In fact, many PBIS sites use C&C to fill identified gaps in student support systems.

Check & Connect incorporates the principles of Response to Intervention (RtI) in that, in Check & Connect, schools use data to: identify students at risk of early school leaving, monitor progress on variables related to engagement (e.g., attendance, behavioral suspensions, credit accrual), implement evidence-based interventions, and adapt these according to an individual student’s response.

Please contact us if you have questions about how Check & Connect can support your existing school improvement initiatives.

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