About Attendance Works

Attendance Works is a national and state initiative that promotes better policy and practice around school attendance. We promote tracking chronic absence data for each student beginning in kindergarten, or ideally earlier, and partnering with families and community agencies to intervene when poor attendance is a problem for students or schools.

Attendance Awareness Month 2017

Unknown We’re using the fifth-annual Attendance Awareness Month to encourage schools and communities to remember that engagement matters for attendance. Under this year’s theme, Engagement = Attendance, we are emphasizing the important role everyone can play in creating a welcoming and engaging school environment that motivates students and families to come to school every day.
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SUPERINTENDENTS CALL TO ACTION

MAKE EVERY DAY COUNT

Join Our Call To Action Superintendents and school leaders play a pivotal role in monitoring and improving school attendance. Leaders across the country are joining our Call to Action on attendance, jointly sponsored by the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. Learn more about how you can sign up and reduce the number of students in your schools and district who are chronically absent—missing nearly a month or more of school every year.

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Latest News

07.27
2017

Making the Most of Attendance Indicators -  This blog is the first of a series in which we highlight attendance-related issues that are emerging as states work through the complexities of Continue Reading →

07.14
2017

Educators respond to immigration policies -  Educators in states across the country are seeing that current immigration policy changes are leading to increased chronic absence. As a way to reassure Continue Reading →

07.06
2017

Webinar: Supporting our Most Vulnerable Students -  Often students who miss 9-7 days per semester, (or 10 percent or more of days) face serious hurdles in getting to school, such as Continue Reading →

Toolkit

Teaching Attendance 2.0: Strategies to help educators infuse attendance into everyday activities

We know that helping students get to school every day enhances the ability of teachers to teach more effectively and improves student achievement. But teachers don’t have to solve the problem of chronic absence alone. Teaching Attendance 2.0 has new research-based messages, resources and strategies for helping educators reduce chronic absence by integrating attention to attendance into everyday activities.