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 Action Map

Unknown Are you planning for Attendance Awareness Month 2015? If so, tell us about it and put a pin on our map! Let us know if your school or community is monitoring chronic absence. We can’t wait to see what you’re doing!

Check out our report Absences Add Up

See our new toolkit The Power of Positive Connections

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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.

Attendance Works

Latest News

07.30
2015

Change the Way the Feds Collect Attendance Data -  Two years ago, the federal government took an enormous step toward providing the first national data on chronic absenteeism. The Education Department’s Office of Civil Continue Reading →

07.21
2015

Bright Spot: Perfectly Punctual in Marshalltown -  Bright Spots are written and produced by the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading to showcase the work in communities to make progress on school readiness, Continue Reading →

07.20
2015

MENTOR releases attendance toolkit -  Recognizing the effect that mentors have on improving school attendance and academic success, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership has released a promotional toolkit with mentoring-specific social Continue Reading →

Toolkit

Teaching Attendance: Everyday Strategies to Help Teachers Improve Attendance and Raise Achievement

Teaching Attendance Toolkit To help you build a culture of attendance and maintain it throughout the school year, we have created this teacher toolkit, Teaching Attendance: Everyday Strategies to Help Teachers Improve Attendance and Raise Achievement.  We encourage you to draw from the resources we have developed to help drive up attendance in your classroom and […]