Attendance Resources & Materials

ESSER Attendance and Reengagement

OSPI supports attendance & reengagement through the ESSER Attendance & Reengagement Project. Find out more by reading the Attendance and Reengagement Project Explainer.

Re-Envisioning Truancy Project

OSPI is exploring what equitable truancy policies and practices need to be to engage and support youth to access their education. Find out more by reading the OSPI Re-Envisioning Truancy Project Explainer

Contact Information

Krissy Johnson

Assistant Director of Attendance & Engagement

On this page, you will find tools for understanding your data, planning and assessment tools, information on attendance screeners, and various resources for communicating about attendance.

For more Attendance Awareness resources, check out and join the Attendance Works 2023 Attendance Awareness Campaign!

Attendance Community of Practice

OSPI and ESDs are hosting an Attendance Community of Practice on the first Wednesday of the month. The purpose of this meeting is to share with and learn from other Washington districts about strategies and support to make a positive impact on your school’s attendance rates. This space is for anyone who’s work touches on attendance.

ESD Attendance Support

Each Educational Service District has an Attendance and Reengagement Coordinator to provide regional support.

District and School Attendance Tracking
  • Attendance Works offers excel tools that will easily produce reports that display the data listed above by simply importing your student-level data.
  • Strive for Five Attendance Tracker (Grandview). Consider creating something like this for your students and parents based on your school calendar. Help them track their attendance with ease!
Digging Deeper to Understand Contributing Factors

These tools can help you understand factors in your school or community that may be impacting groups of students.

Planning & Assessment Tools
Attendance Letter Templates
OSPI Guidance on Attendance & Truancy Assessments/Screeners

The OSPI Guidance on Attendance & Truancy Assessments/Screeners provides information on validated attendance & truancy assessments/screeners that school districts can use to help identify barriers to attendance. This guidance supports schools and districts to meet the requirement to administer an assessment between the 2nd and 7th unexcused absence in RCW 28A.225.020.

Validated Tools

Locally Developed Examples


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