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. All tools can be downloaded and used without express permission from Attendance Works.

If you wish to add your logo to the handouts, please use these instructions. If you wish to alter the wording of the handouts, please contact Associate Director Cecelia Leong at See our uses policy for more detail.

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 2.0

Leading Attendance

Count Us In!












Teaching Attendance 2.0

Power of Positive Connections Toolkit (PEOPLE)









Elementary School Parent Handout (English)


Middle and High School Handout (English)

Elementary School Parent Handout (Spanish)















Middle and High School Handout (Spanish)



Illustrating the Gap