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ERIC Number: ED559341
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
Pages: 41
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Absenteeism in DC Public Schools Early Education Program: An Update for School Year 2013-14. Research Report
Dubay, Lisa; Holla, Nikhil
Urban Institute
Enrollment in early childhood education programs can be an important stepping stone to higher educational achievement, particularly for low-income children. This report examines the extent of absenteeism in the District of Columbia Public Schools' (DCPS) school-based Head Start program in the 2013-2014 school year (SY). Absence rates and the share of students with satisfactory attendance improved between SY 2012-2013 and SY 2013-2014. Rates of absences declined from 9 percent to 8 percent, and the share of students with satisfactory attendance increased from 36 percent to 44 percent between the two years. The following are appended: (1) Data Sources and Limitations; (2) Characteristics of Students Participating in DCPS School-Based Head Start Programs by Ward; (3) Percent of Students Absent by Weekday among Students Enrolled for Full SY 2013-14; (4) Percent of Students Absent by Month among Students Enrolled for Full SY 2013-14; (5) Percent of Students Chronically or Severely Absent for Full Year by Attendance Category in First Month of School, SY 2013-14; (6) Percent of Students with Attendance Interventions, SY 2011-12 through SY 2013-14; (7) Characteristics of Students in DCPS School-Based Head Start Programs; and (8) Missing Observations in SY 2013-14 DCPS ChildPlus Reports 1-3 by Type.
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Urban Institute
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia