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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.

Attendance Performance Framework for Each Quartile

Quartile 1

Quartile 1 Attendance Performance Framework
School Chronic Absenteeism Range 33% or more
School Expectations 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.
District Support to Schools 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.

Quartile 2

Quartile 2 Attendance Performance Framework
School Chronic Absenteeism Range 26% to 32%
School Expectations 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).
District Support to Schools 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

Quartile 3

Quartile 3 Attendance Performance Framework
School Chronic Absenteeism Range 11% to 25%
School Expectations 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
District Support to Schools 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

Quartile 4

Quartile 4 Attendance Performance Framework
School Chronic Absenteeism Range 10% or less
School Expectations Recommended:
  • Schools institute an Attendance Team
  • Schools work complete an attendance self-assessment
District Support to Schools 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

Albuquerque Public Schools Tiered Approach to School Attendance

Tiered Approach to School Attendance.

APS Tiered Approach to School Attendance
TierThemeApproaches
Universal Interventions Positive Culture of Attendance, and Consistent Data
  • Current student contact, registration, and disenrollment in Student Information System (SIS)
  • Awareness campaigns and events to address myths and promote attendance
  • Process to gather data and to promote attendance daily in every classroom
  • Attendance Incentive Program
  • Pro-attendance environment/staff
  • Guide for accessing and using data to support attendance
  • Social media/promotion messages
  • Attendance Awareness Month and Toolkit
  • In-service training module - attendance
  • Attendance incentive guide
  • APS Intranet/Website (tools)
  • District Technical Assistance/Coaching

School develops attendance team.

Secondary Interventions Prevention and Target Population Strategies
  • Identify and address factors contributing to student aversion and disengagement from school
  • School-wide attendance/CQI
  • Parent-teacher/student-led conferences
  • Strategies to address target populations and attendance trends
  • Outreach and intervention protocols
  • Attendance incentives - targeted
  • School attendance self-assessment, plan, and CQI process
  • Everyday Matters attendance guides
  • Staff guide to attendance promotion
  • Outreach and intervention guide
  • Tier 2 attendance guide
  • Professional development/guide for attendance teams
  • District Technical Assistance/Coaching

School develops attendance team.

Tertiary Interventions Early Intervention School Reintegration
  • Individual student assessment and attendance success plans
  • School/district/community resource referrals
  • Targeted outreach efforts to students/families
  • School reintegration strategies and plans
  • Student attendance success assessment and plan
  • Community resources guides
  • Attendance contact logs
  • Guide for accessing and using data to support attendance
  • CA/Truancy Outreach and Intervention Guide
  • District Technical Assistance/Coaching

Definitions

Attendance
Reduce all excused and unexcused absences.
Attachment
Encourage connections between students, families, and the school.
Achievement
Encourage development of skills and resources needed to succeed.