Attendance Works Resources

The root causes of chronic absenteeism are pervasive and not simple to solve – but there are clear pathways to progress. Attendance Works is helping to forge those paths. MENTOR is proud to serve as a partner to leverage proven interventions so students are in school with the support from adults they need to fulfill their potential.”
— David Shapiro, CEO, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership

Our website offers resources for monitoring, understanding, and addressing chronic absence beginning in the early grades through secondary school. These strategies can be implemented at the school, district, and state level.

Scroll down the page to find resources to help you develop Positive Engagement with families and students, Actionable Data to help you identify students with too many absences, and Capacity Building to help build a culture of attendance in your classroom, school or district. Looking for our toolkits?  Find them below under Capacity Building.

Click on one of the categories tiles below to find the tool you are looking for. Or type the name of the resource into the website search bar. 

All tools can be downloaded and used without express permission from Attendance Works. See our uses policy for more detail.

Positive Engagement

Attendance Videos

Woman explaining the plan to office team







Posters and Banners


Handouts for Families


Student Attendance Success Plans


Teens & Families


Spring Attendance Slump

Actionable Data

Data Tools

Building Capacity

Addressing Barriers


Self Assessments


Scan of Environment and Attendance (SEAT)


Teaching Attendance Curriculum

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Feel free to use a tool developed by outside authors 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.

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