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Chang, Hedy N.; Bauer, Lauren; Byrnes, Vaughan – Attendance Works, 2018
This executive summary highlights the value of making chronic absence data transparent and available to families, community partners, and other stakeholders outside school systems. Aimed at motivating action, this report: (1) shares key findings from the analysis of the scale, scope, and concentration of chronic absence in schools throughout the…
Descriptors: Attendance Patterns, Information Dissemination, School Demography, Elementary Schools
Chang, Hedy N.; Bauer, Lauren; Byrnes, Vaughan – Attendance Works, 2018
Over the past decade, chronic absence has gone from being a virtually unknown concept to a national education metric that provides every school in the nation with critical data on how many students are missing so many days of school it jeopardizes their academic success. The inclusion of chronic absence in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was…
Descriptors: Attendance, Data, Attendance Patterns, Information Utilization
Meredith, Julie; Anderson, Leslie M. – Policy Studies Associates, Inc., 2015
City Year is a learning organization committed to the rigorous evaluation of its "Whole School Whole Child" model, which trains and deploys teams of AmeriCorps members to low-performing, urban schools to empower more students to reach their full potential. A third-party study by Policy Studies Associates (PSA) examined the impact of…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Comparative Analysis, Standardized Tests
Cervone, Barbara; Cushman, Kathleen – Harvard Education Press, 2015
Despite growing attention to the importance of grit and other character traits for achievement, developing them in students rarely finds its way into secondary school curricula. Authors Barbara Cervone and Kathleen Cushman investigate the exceptions, telling the stories of five high schools with a national reputation for infusing rigorous…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Persistence, High Schools, Social Development