What Activates Support at Each of the 3 Tiers?
When to Add Tier 1 Universal SupportsImplement universal support for all students throughout the school year! Tier 1 raises awareness about the vital role strong attendance plays in student achievement. These strategies are designed to motivate satisfactory attendance for every student.
When to Add Tier 2 Early InterventionProvide Tier 2 supports to students who missed 10% or more of school during the prior school year (18 days or more in an 180 day school year). Remember, this includes all days missed regardless of the reason. Whether students attend school in person, remotely or with a hybrid schedule, missing 10% of school is the early warning sign that a student is off track. During the current school year, activate Tier 2 assistance when a student misses two days in the first month, a total of four days by the end of the second month, six days by the end of the third month and so on. Early attendance patterns are highly predictive of later absences for both in-person and remote settings. Click on the image below to enlarge it.
When to Add Tier 3, Intensive Intervention
Provide Tier 3 supports to students who missed 20% or more of the past school year. During the current school year, activate Tier 3 supports whenever a student misses 20% or more of days enrolled. Finally, add Tier 3 supports when a student’s attendance has not improved even with Tier 2 interventions.
Remember that each tier adds another layer of support. Students requiring additional Tier 2 or Tier 3 support still benefit ¾ as all students do ¾ from Tier 1!
Updated November 2021