Check & Connect, an
evidence-based program out of the University of Minnesota, is a comprehensive
tier 2 intervention designed to engage family, student, and school staff in
supporting engagement and learning for students in grades K–12. Check and
Connect mentors help students engage in school by:
- Checking on students, assessing their engagement with school and learning through close monitoring of their attendance, behavior, and grades; and
- Connecting with students, offering individualized intervention in partnership with school personnel, families, and community service providers.
Check & Connect is an evidence-based practice that is most successful when
used as part of a multi-tiered system of support
(MTSS) such as Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports (PBIS) or Response
to Intervention (RTI). Please contact one of the trainers* if you are interested
in implementing Check and Connect or are interested in a refresher training.
OSPI Supports a Host of Check & Connect Trainers
* OSPI supports the ongoing certification of the trainers, which is monitored and provided by the University of Minnesota. The fees charged by trainers covers their time and materials.