What is Check in Check out (CICO) ?
- CICO is intended for students needing additional support throughout the school day in order to succeed.
- Students eligible for CICO typically have trouble staying on task, interacting with peers, initiating / completing assignments, and/or engage in behaviors which do not follow the school wide expectations.
- Students check in at the beginning and at the end of the school day with a staff member (sometimes their classroom teacher).
- Students get verbal and visual feedback on their behavior after each period of the school day as marked on the daily CICO sheet. This feedback is specific, positive, encouraging and genuine.
How Check in Check out works
- Each day the student receives a point sheet from their check in person and has a brief conversation (check in) about how things are going, what might be challenging for that day and potential strategies for having a successful day.
- The CICO daily point sheet is broken into blocks of time and focus on two expectations at a time.
- After each block of time the student is given verbal and visual feedback by the adult.
- At the end of the day the student checks out with the check out person and has a brief conversation about the day. Again feedback is kept positive, specific, encouraging and genuine.
- Parents are notified of the daily score.
How student progress is monitored
- Students’ daily points for each period are entered into SWIS so that data can be analyzed.
- Student progress is reviewed every 4-6 weeks and next steps are shared with parents.
- Next steps may include:
Consistently meeting daily goal
Wean off to just CICO without daily chart
Increase percentage to meet daily goal
Change goal to address another behavior/issue
Look for patterns in data (time of day, day of week, subject.)
Add non tangible incentives (homework pass, free time, time with friend)
Look for lagging skills (academic and/or social)
Move to more intense intervention Check / Connect, social skills group,