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Attendance Works, 2020
States have an essential guiding role in the collection and use of attendance data. State guidance ensures that attendance is taken daily in a consistent manner and is monitored to detect and address inequitable access to learning opportunities. The recent shift to distance and blended learning as a result of the coronavirus pandemic disrupted the…
Descriptors: Attendance, Data Collection, State Government, Government Role
Chang, Hedy N.; Osher, David; Schanfield, Mara; Sundius, Jane; Bauer, Lauren – Attendance Works, 2019
This report describes how chronic absence and conditions for learning are interconnected issues that can have an impact on a child's educational success. The report identifies specific conditions for learning that can improve school experiences for students and staff and help reduce absenteeism and improve academic outcomes. It includes brief case…
Descriptors: Attendance, Data Collection, Educational Environment, Child Health
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 – Attendance Works, 2018
The California Department of Education (CDE) released statewide chronic absence data in December 2017 via DataQuest, an interactive data portal. To better understand chronic absence at the school level, Attendance Works collaborated with the Center for Regional Change at UC Davis and Children Now to analyze the data available from DataQuest and…
Descriptors: Attendance Patterns, Public Schools, Incidence, High School Students
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
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
Attendance Works, 2014
Chronic absence is a national crisis, dragging down achievement for students across the country. Attendance Works defines chronic absence as missing 10 percent or more of school days for any reason--excused or unexcused as well as suspensions. The purpose of this brief is examine the role of state policy and action in ensuring chronic absence is…
Descriptors: Attendance, Fundamental Concepts, Academic Achievement, School Holding Power
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