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

04.17
2017

It Takes Two: May 23 Webinar! -  When a student misses 10 percent of school days, how can schools and communities make sure that there is personalized early outreach to students Continue Reading →

03.27
2017

March 28 Webinar Launches 5th Attendance Awareness Campaign Planning! -  Will you attend? America’s Promise Alliance, Attendance Works, the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, Everyone Graduates Center, Get Schooled, Healthy Schools Campaign, the Institute for Continue Reading →

02.27
2017

National Webinars on Student Attendance ! -  The National Student Attendance, Engagement, and Success Center (NSAESC) is sponsoring a series of webinars to share practices around early warning systems that identify 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.