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(p. 37) Assessment Procedures for Tier 1 

(p. 37) Assessment Procedures for Tier 1
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(p. 37) Assessment Procedures for Tier 1
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Christopher A. Kearney

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780199985296.003.0003
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date: 28 January 2021

This chapter covers Tier 1 assessment practices that may be used to support the intervention strategies discussed in Chapter 2. Sections include understanding absenteeism as a multifaceted construct, categorizing absences, evaluating district trends in absenteeism, assessing reasons for missing school, assessing school climate, universal screening practices, and school-based attendance teams. A successful Tier 1 prevention system for school absenteeism must adopt the premise that absenteeism is a multifaceted construct. As such, assessment at Tier 1 for absenteeism must be wide-ranging, comprehensive, and include multiple targets. A successful Tier 1 approach for school absenteeism will include an assertive and proactive assessment component that identifies students with a range of attendance-related problems as well as potential attendance difficulties.

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