The Mapping the Early Attendance Gap brief encourages states to dig deep into their attendance data and determine the who, what, when, where and why of their chronic absence problem. These profiles document states that have begun this important work and shows how they have taken five key steps toward addressing chronic absence.

ca outline copyCaliforniaCalifornia’s experience illustrates the value of chronic absence being adopted, over time, as a priority by a cross-section of state champions who are now working together to cultivate awareness and action. Read the profile here.


riRhode IslandThe Rhode Island chronic absence work illustrates the power of combining pioneering local work with an effective “inside/outside” partnership at the state level. Read the profile here.


utahUtah: Utah’s journey to reduce chronic absence illustrates how interest that begins with one sector—in this case, the afterschool community—can expand to a range of key stakeholders and  spur statewide awareness and interest. Read the profile here.