Attendance Gains Increase Funding, Improve AYP
Academic performance is shown to be strongly correlated with student attendance. This case study highlights how four school districts are using a notification service to improve attendance rates and reduce truancy, resulting in dramatic gains in state funding and Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) measurements.
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