Tier 3

Tier 3 Resources

Tier 3 Information

  • PBIS is a multi-tiered framework – three tiers, to be exact. Each tier aligns to the type of support students need.


    Tier 3: Intensive, Individualized Prevention (Few)

    At most schools, there are 1-5% of students for whom Tier 1 and Tier 2 supports have not connected. At Tier 3, these students receive more intensive, individualized support to improve their behavioral and academic outcomes. Tier 3 strategies work for students with developmental disabilities, autism, emotional and behavioral disorders, and students with no diagnostic label at all.

    Tier 3 foundational systems include:

    • A multi-disciplinary team
    • Behavior support expertise
    • Formal fidelity and outcome data are collected

    Tier 3 practices include:

    • Function-based assessments
    • Wraparound supports
    • Cultural and contextual fit