Families will find more sources of support here. Community partners that work with families can also see how they can be part of improving student attendance.
Schools collect, report, and track student attendance every day. Schools also set policies and practices to encourage good attendance and reduce absenteeism.
Networks and Attendance Teachers provide support to schools. They help with descriptive data reports, share best practices, and identify local resources for schools to address attendance issues faced by families.
A study of NYC data finds changes in attendance in middle grades are as predictive as test scores for being on-track in high school. (Read more about it.) Data from multiple states have consistently found chronic absenteeism to be among the strongest predictors of dropping out of high school. (Read more about it.)Children from low-income families chronically absent in kindergarten had the lowest levels of achievement in fifth grade. (Read more about it.)Visit AttendanceWorks.org