The CSESA Model is the comprehensive intervention program developed and adapted through a series of pilot studies in a collaboration between researchers and practitioners. The CSESA Model includes the CSESA Process, CSESA Domains, and CSESA interventions.

The CSESA process includes 5 phases: professional development, assessment, planning, implementation, and outcomes. The CSESA domains target 4 core areas of need: academic (reading comprehension), peer and social competence, independence and behavior, and transition and families. The CSESA interventions include foundational evidence-based practices, 8 components to address student/family needs, and 2 components to address school needs.