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Check In Check Out (CICO) Video Tutorial and Data Tools

Check In Check Out (CICO) Video Tutorial and Data Tools

This Check In Check Out Video project was a vision that came from a discussion regarding the need for a tutorial video that was engaging to watch and provided school personnel with a practical framework for implementing school-based behavioral interventions.

The video focuses on the highly effective behavior intervention Check In/Check Out (CICO) and describes all of the core aspects that school based intervention teams would need to implement the intervention.

The tutorial was filmed in a school setting with students to provide real life scenarios of how the intervention could work day to day.

After a year of hard work and dedication to creating the video tutorial and resources provided, we are proud to say that it has received positive recognition from educators across the country, including leaders of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).

The video has been described by many as very helpful, professional, and easy to follow. Our hope is that our Check In/Check Out video tutorial will continue to be of great help to teachers, administrators, school psychologists, counselors, school social workers and others looking to improve school climate, student achievement and student well-being.

Additional Resources

The following is a description of the additional resources provided. The links to these resources can be found in the info section of the CICO video tutorial.

Student Data Form

One of the resources provided is a Check In Check Out form that records the student’s daily behavioral progress. This form is titled “My Daily Progress,” and it is a Microsoft Word document that can be easily modified to fit any student’s target behaviors.

In our video example, the student has three target behaviors: Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be Safe, and the teacher rates the student’s progress in these areas using a 0-2 point scale during various school periods (e.g. reading, writing, math, etc.). The target behaviors can also be modified to match the school wide expectations of each school.

The student carries this form with him throughout the day, receiving brief, specific feedback from his teacher about how he is doing.  The form also documents the student’s goal of the total number of points he/she hopes to earn for the day. At the end of the day, the student meets with the CICO coordinator to determine if the student’s goal has been reached.

A great way to incorporate parent involvement is by having the student’s parent sign each CICO form once completed.

This form comes with a tutorial on how to tailor the form to the individual student you are working with, and this tutorial can be found through the Check In Check Out video tutorial.

Data Collection Form

The Microsoft Excel spreadsheet provided in the video tutorial is an efficient, user-friendly method for collecting intervention data.  The spreadsheet is efficient in that once you input the data, it creates a graph and report of the information.

The information inputted into the spreadsheet consists of the student’s daily goal and daily number of points the student receives.  It also gives you the option to record 0-5 days of baseline data before starting the intervention.

For more specifics, there is a separate tutorial on how to use this spreadsheet, and the link to this tutorial can be found through the Check In Check Out video tutorial.  The tutorial about the spreadsheet is meant for those who are at least somewhat familiar with how to use Microsoft Excel, so it may be more difficult to follow for those who have never used Excel before.

Like all of the resources we provide, this spreadsheet is completely free and is an efficient way of documenting your intervention data.

This post was written by Tim McIvor, NCSP and Brendon Ross, NCSP. Tim and Brendon are school psychologists working in Clark County School District in Las Vegas Nevada. They are the creators of this video tutorial and data collection tools.  They can be reached at cicoinitiative@gmail.com.

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