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ERIC Number: ED574526
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Chronic Absenteeism: A Key Indicator of Student Success. Policy Analysis
Rafa, Alyssa
Education Commission of the States
Research shows that chronic absenteeism can affect academic performance in later grades and is a key early warning sign that a student is more likely to drop out of high school. Several states enacted legislation to address this issue, and many states are currently discussing the utility of chronic absenteeism as an indicator of school quality or student success (SQSS) in their accountability systems under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This policy brief provides information for policymakers and state education leaders on the research, key issues, and policy options available to address chronic absenteeism and improve attendance.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States