The purpose of intervention at the secondary level of support is to reduce current incidents of problem behavior for students identified as "at-risk" for engaging in behavior problems (typically 15 to 20 percent of student enrollment). It is important to note that all students are provided with universal supports. Those in need of a secondary level of support are provided with behavior support strategies in addition to the universal supports.
Due to the number of students who could benefit from secondary support, it would not be feasible to develop and implement individualized behavior supports for all of these students. Fortunately, many students will respond positively to simple intervention strategies matched to student need that are also quick and easy for staff to implement.
Certain features should be kept in mind when designing or selecting tier 2 interventions for students.