As students head back to school, the Tools and T.A. section of our website offers resources for monitoring, understanding and addressing chronic absence, beginning in the early grades. These strategies can be implemented at the school, district and state level.

Our free tools include sample presentations about attendance, as well as materials tailored for specific audiences such as school administrators, parents or afterschool providers. For help with a specific problem or question, please contact us.

Feel free to use a tool developed by the author or offer tools of your own.  To submit comments about what worked and what could be improved – as well as share any new tools — please contact us.  Be sure to include the author’s name and other pertinent bibliographic information.

Bringing Attendance Home Toolkit 2.0

Count Us In! Toolkit 2014

Make Every Day Count: An Attendance Messaging Toolkit


Teaching Attendance:  A Toolkit for Teachers

Elementary School Handout (English)

Elementary School Handout (Spanish)

Middle and High School Handout (Spanish)


Middle and High School Handout (English)