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School Attendance Performance Framework

In order to better identify the needs of schools and to replicate innovative attendance promotion strategies in the district, APS has developed a performance framework for attendance.

Quartile

School Chronic Absenteeism Range

School Expectations

District Supports to Schools

Q1

33% or more

Required

  • An attendance action item/goal will be included in the schools’ 90-day plan. 
  • School teams Attend Mission: Graduate Attendance Summit (September 8th)
  • Schools institute an Attendance Team
  • Schools work with district support staff to complete an annual continuous quality improvement cycle which includes implementation of a minimum of 2 strategies per tier on the APS Tiered School Attendance Approach

Highly Recommended (as appropriate)

  • An attendance action item is included in the schools’ 90-day plan.  

Full-time Access Supports

  • School level technical assistance, coaching, professional development through the Attendance Promotion and Truancy Prevention Unit
  • APS staff incorporating school need into Mission: Graduate summit  
  • Support tools (web and in person)
  • OAR supports to use attendance data in the development and implementation of the school’s 90-day plan

Q2

26- 32%

Required

  • Schools institute an Attendance Team
  • Schools work with district support staff to complete an annual continuous quality improvement cycle which includes implementation of a minimum of 1 strategies per tier on the APS Tiered School Attendance Approach

Highly Recommended

  • Attendance data is considered in the development of, and an attendance action item/goal is included in the schools’ 90-day plan.  
  • Schools Attend Mission: Graduate Attendance Summit (September 8)

Full-time Access Supports

  • School level technical assistance, coaching, professional development through the Attendance Promotion and Truancy Prevention Unit
  • APS staff incorporating school need into Mission: Graduate summit  
  • Support tools (web and in person)

On Demand Supports

  • OAR supports use attendance data in the development and implementation of the school’s 90-day plan

Q3

11-25%

Required

  • Schools institute an Attendance Team
  • Schools complete an attendance self-assessment

Recommended

  • Schools complete an annual continuous quality improvement cycle which includes implementation of a minimum of 1 strategies per tier on the APS Tiered School Attendance Approach

Full-time Access Supports

  • Support tools (web and in person)

On Demand Supports

  • School level technical assistance, coaching, professional development through the Attendance Promotion and Truancy Prevention Unit

Q4

10 % or less

Recommended

  • Schools institute an Attendance Team
  • Schools work complete an attendance self-assessment

Full-time Access Supports

  • Support tools (web and in person)

On Demand Supports

  • School level technical assistance, coaching, professional development through the Attendance Promotion and Truancy Prevention Unit

Tiered Approach to School Attendance