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 United States. Tier 1 represents universal strategies to encourage good attendance for all students. Tier 2 provides early intervention for students who need more support to avoid chronic absence. Tier 3 offers intensive support for students facing the greatest challenges to getting to school.

The pyramid graphics (below) show examples of interventions that schools and districts should try at each tier.  The worksheets below the graphics allow educators to assess what steps they are taking now and what more they can do to reduce chronic absence. 

Both pyramids have identical information. The inverted pyramid (bottom) emphasizes that universal strategies are for all students no matter how many days they are absent.

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What type of intervention can you use for each tier?

Fill in your own worksheet (Traditional Pyramid)

Fill in your own worksheet (Inverted Pyramid)

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