The actions needed for us to solve chronic absence are best achieved using a prevention-oriented tiered approach.
The actions require us to:
Many schools already use a prevention approach to provide supports to students with academic or behavioral challenges.
The infrastructure used to address these challenges (e.g., Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports—PBIS) can also be used to tackle chronic absence.
However, the tiered approach for reducing chronic absence differs somewhat from what schools are doing now in that: