Examples of Tiered Practices

Foundational Supports Which Promote Positive Conditions for Learning
  • Physical and Emotional Health and Safety

    • Healthy learning environments
    • Welcoming, safe school climate 
    • Access to food and other basic needs
    • Restorative circles
  • Belonging, Connection and Support

    • Active student and family engagement
    • Advisories/meetings to build community
    • Enrichment and clubs
    • Positive peer connections 
  • Academic Challenge and Engagement

    • Access to tech and internet
    • Learning supports
    • Project-based learning 
    • Credit recovery opportunities 
    • Internships/community service
    • Alternative scheduling options
  • Adult and Student Well-Being and Emotional Competence

    • Restorative check-ins 
    • Access to health care and mental health supports
    • Trauma-informed practice 
    • Staff self-care
Tier 1 Universal Supports
  • Clear, concise and consistent communication about schedules and expectations

  • Routines, rituals and celebrations related to attendance and engagement

  • Personalized communication to families when students are absent

  • Recognition of good and improved attendance

  • Impact of attendance on whole child widely understood

  • Connection to a caring adult in the school

  • Every child and their family encouraged to develop a success plan that includes attention to attendance

Tier 2 Early Intervention
  • Common community and school barriers identified and addressed

  • Individualized student success plan that includes attention to attendance

  • Attendance strategies added to IEP

  • Family visit

  • Mentors

    • Success Mentors
    • Peer Group Connections
  • Intensive tutoring

  • Expanded learning opportunities

  • Small group interventions and supports for students

  • Restorative alternatives to discipline and suspension

Tier 3 Intensive Intervention
  • Educational support champions / advocates

  • Interagency case management

  • Housing stability supports

  • Student attendance review board

  • Community-based, non-criminal truancy court

  • Individualized learning and success plan leading to graduation

  • Legal Intervention (as a last resort)