Chronic Absenteeism Overview

Reduce Chronic Absenteeism With Research-Based Interventions

Chronic Absenteeism OverviewChronic absenteeism is a problem that affects almost 9 in 10 school districts across the United States. Unfortunately, it's not always an obvious problem because many districts perform well when it comes to traditional attendance measures such as average daily attendance.

But there are many reasons why districts should work to reduce chronic absenteeism, including the following:

Focusing on identifying chronically absent students makes corrective intervention possible. Academic performance and study habits, graduation rates, and healthy behaviors are too often compromised when students are chronically absent.

Unlike its predecessor No Child Left Behind, which forced districts to focus on success measures like standardized test scores and graduation rates, the Every Student Succeeds Act allows districts use other measures like chronic absenteeism rates as performance indicators.

Learn more about the problem of chronic absenteeism and discover research-backed ways to reduce it by reviewing this helpful overview.

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