Tier 1 – Universal prevention
Universal prevention is the most important and powerful aspects of a whole school systems approach. Universal prevention focuses on preventing problems and enabling an environment
that supports student learning and wellbeing.
Tier 2 – Targeted interventions
Some students, approximately 10-15 per cent, will respond to Tier 1 supports but will still need some additional targeted support. Tier 2 targeted support is designed to enhance and build upon what has been taught to students at the universal level.
Tier 3 – Intensive, individual interventions
A smaller group of students, approximately 1-5 per cent, may need more individualised and intensive supports, as well as the Tier 1 and Tier 2 supports. In many cases, the problem has become "chronic" as these students have experienced academic and behavioural difficulties over an extended period of time.