The Check In Check Out program is sometimes referred to as the Behavior Education Program (BEP). Students are presented with daily/weekly goals and then receive frequent feedback on meeting the goals throughout the day. The feedback system is connected to the schoolwide behavior expectations. Basic features of the Check-in/Check-out program include:
- Students identified and receiving support within a week
- Check-in and check-out daily with an adult at school
- Regular feedback and reinforcement from teachers
- Family component
- Daily performance data used to evaluate progress
Example from Green Meadow Elementary
Check-in 8:35 - 8:50
- Holly gets off the bus, has breakfast, goes to class and then to Check & Connect in Mrs. Coleman’s office. (off the library)
- If anyone else is with Mrs. Coleman, Holly knows to take a seat at the table just outside of Mrs. C.’s office. Everyone is met with alone.
- Holly’s turn! She receives a copy of her checksheet for the day.
- Every goal is gone over every morning. A reminder that the goal for the day is 80% or better.
- Daily Questions: Are these reasonable? Are they doable? Can you do it?
- Questions that vary depending on student:
- Did you have breakfast?
- Did you get enough sleep?
- Did you take your medicine?
- Are you ready for the day or do you still need a little time?
- Okay ! Off you go with “High 5s”, smiles, jokes, hugs, and a “I can do it”attitude!!
Check-Out 3:30 - 3:35
- Holly leaves class and reports to Mrs. Coleman’s office.
- Again, she waits her turn so that she can have one-on-one time.
- When it’s her turn, her daily points are totaled - Mrs. Coleman guides her to calculate her own percentage for the day.
- Once the percentage is determined, Mrs. Coleman and Holly discuss and celebrate her successes.
- If her score is 80% or better, Holly picks a sticker or a pencil.
- If Holly has 80% or better, daily, for a week, Holly chooses from her reward list.
- Mrs. Coleman sends her on her way with a positive feeling about her day and her accomplishments.