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 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.

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?

Fill in your own pyramid worksheet

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