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Jordan, Phyllis; Chang, Hedy – Attendance Works, 2015
This brief maps the national attendance gap--the who, what, when, where and why of absenteeism--using research drawn from national sources as well as attendance data gathered across states from students taking the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Health emerges again and again, both as a challenge and as a solution to improving…
Descriptors: Attendance, Academic Achievement, National Competency Tests, School Districts
Ginsburg, Alan; Jordan, Phyllis; Chang, Hedy – Attendance Works, 2014
This state-by-state analysis of national testing data demonstrates that students who miss more school than their peers consistently score lower on standardized tests, a result that holds true at every age, in every demographic group, and in every state and city tested. The analysis is based on the results of the 2013 National Assessment of…
Descriptors: Attendance Patterns, Academic Achievement, Standardized Tests, National Competency Tests
Bruner, Charles; Discher, Anne; Chang, Hedy – Attendance Works, 2011
Chronic absenteeism--or missing 10 percent or more of school days for any reason--is a proven early warning sign of academic risk and school dropout. Too often, though, this problem is overlooked, especially among elementary students, because of the way attendance data are tracked. This study confirms the premise that districts and schools may…
Descriptors: Attendance, Elementary School Students, Average Daily Attendance, Truancy