3 Tiers of Intervention

Reducing chronic absence fits nicely into the three-tiered reform systems being successfully implemented to reduce chronic absenteeism in schools and districts across the U.S. Tier I represents universal strategies to encourage good attendance for all students. Tier II provides early intervention for students who need more support to avoid chronic absence. Tier III offers intensive support for students facing the greatest challenges to getting to school.

Attendance Works has created a handout (below) showing examples of interventions that schools and districts should try at each tier. A worksheet (below) allows educators to assess what steps they are taking now and what more than can do to reduce chronic absence. 

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3 tiers of intervention

What type of intervention can you use for each tier?

Make Your Own Pyramid worksheet (Type answers into this document)

Learn more about the three-tiered system of intervention with clear roles for educators in our Teaching Attendance 2.0 toolkit. 

For more information on positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS), visit the website for the PBIS Technical Assistance Center, established by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).