The 2015 Oregon Legislature enacted House Bill 4002 that directed the Department of Education (ODE) and the Chief Education Office (CEdO) to develop a statewide education plan to address chronic absences of students in the public schools
The plan was released in December 2016.
Alerted to high rates of chronic absence by a research study in 2012 and an analysis by the state’s largest newspaper in 2014, The Oregon State Department of Education has begun calculating chronic absence rates and sharing with schools and districts who want to improve attendance. Chronic absence is also included in the state’s achievement compacts, a part of its accountability system under a waiver from No Child Left Behind.
The 2014-15 analysis shows:
View the 2014-15 analysis