Attendance Across Three Tiers:

Utilizing an MTSS Framework to Support ALL Students

Please join the Allegheny Intermediate Unit's Training and Consultation Team for this virtual training series.

This series will focus on a multi-tiered approach to implementing data-driven schoolwide processes for addressing absenteeism utilizing an MTSS Framework. Reducing chronic absence fits nicely into the three-tiered problem-solving systems to reduce chronic absenteeism in schools and districts across the United States (Attendance Works). We will discuss leading a whole school approach to attendance, organizing a multi-tiered strategy, examining attendance data, identifying barriers to regular attendance, research-based interventions, and supporting students who are chronically absent. Attendees will understand the importance of using data to select schoolwide, small group, as well as monitor and adjust individual student interventions as necessary.

Intended Audience: K-12 General Education, Special Education Teachers, Behavior Specialists, Administrators, School Personnel, who are a part of a SAP Team, or Student Problem Solving team addressing truancy and attendance issues.

Educators who work for LEAs in the AIU3 region will have priority registration.

  • There is no cost for these trainings
  • Act 48 hours available upon completion of the training
  • Registration for each session is highly encouraged but not mandatory

Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Traci Seibert


Virtual Training through Zoom

December 2, 2021 (9:00AM-11:30AM)

Session 1:
Leveraging an MTSS Framework to Increase Attendance

This session will assist school personnel in assessing the current state of their teams’ attendance work by using a self-assessment for leading a whole school approach to addressing attendance. Participants will understand how to integrate attendance work into existing school teams or creating a new team of stakeholders who have the authority, will, and skill to remove barriers to regular attendance. Strategies to address ALL students at Tier 1 will also be discussed.

Registration deadline is December 1, 2021

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January 18, 2022 (9:00AM-11:30AM)

Session 2: Using Data to Support Attendance Across the Tiers

This session will address creating, maintaining, and utilizing an early warning system (EWS) for decision-making in an MTSS framework. Participants will understand how attendance, behavior, and course performance data can be applied to implement strategies and interventions to identified student groups. Additionally, we will provide 6-Step Monitoring Process that can be developed to determine the effectiveness of the selected strategies/interventions.

Registration deadline is January 17, 2022

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February 1, 2022 (9:00AM-11:30AM)

Session 3: Supporting Students who are Chronically Absent: Addressing Barriers and Inequities

This workshop will focus on enhancing your multi-tiered approach to implementing data-driven processes for addressing absenteeism and truancy. We will discuss research-based interventions surrounding low academic achievement, delinquency, and enhancing family and community connections. Attendees will understand the importance of using data to monitor and adjust student plans as necessary. (Caring Conversations, SAIP/IEP)

Registration deadline is January 31, 2022

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Contact Information:

Training Content Questions:

Dr. Carrie Frohnapfel

Crystal Vogtsberger

Registration Questions:

Traci Seibert