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ERIC Number: ED522727
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Present, Engaged, and Accounted for: The Critical Importance of Addressing Chronic Absence in the Early Grades. Executive Summary. Report
Chang, Hedy N.; Romero, Mariajose
National Center for Children in Poverty
This applied research project, supported by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, sought to explore the prevalence, consequences, potential contributing factors and possible responses to chronic absence in grades K-3. To deepen understanding of the issue, this project supported new analysis of national and local data on student attendance patterns, a review of relevant literature, and interviews with practitioners, researchers, and funders about promising practices and programs. The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) analyzed national data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Cohort (ECLS-K), to assess impact, prevalence and risk factors for chronic early absence. Annie E. Casey Foundation staff and consultants worked with the Urban Institute, the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership, the National Center for School Engagement, and Metis Associates to examine early absenteeism patterns in nine, mostly urban, localities by grade and for particular populations. This summary presents the findings as to why chronic early absence matters, what contributes to its prevalence, and implications for action. (Contains 2 endnotes.) [For the "Present, Engaged, and Accounted for: The Critical Importance of Addressing Chronic Absence in the Early Grades. Report", see ED522725.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation
Authoring Institution: National Center for Children in Poverty
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey