Research

Below is a list of key research related to attendance for Middle & High School

For the full list of research and reports, please visit the All Research page.

4 Key Findings for High Schools

University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research (CCSR), November 2014. This brief is an excerpt from Allensworth, E.M., Gwynne, J.A., Moore, P., and de la Torre, M. (2014). Looking Forward to High School and College: Middle Grade Indicators of Readiness in Chicago Public School. University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research (CCSR). This brief highlights a few key…
Published:   November 2014

5 Key Findings for Middle Grades

University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research (CCSR), November 2014. This brief is an excerpt from Allensworth, E.M., Gwynne, J.A., Moore, P., and de la Torre, M. (2014). Looking Forward to High School and College: Middle Grade Indicators of Readiness in Chicago Public School. University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research (CCSR). This report summarizes a few key…
Published:   November 2014

A Better Picture of Poverty: What Chronic Absenteeism and Risk Load Reveal About NYC’s Lowest-Income Elementary Schools

Nauer, Kim. Center for New York City Affairs at the New School, November 2014. This report looks closely at New York City’s schools and documents the risk factors that plague struggling schools. Researchers found that more than 87,000 New York City children from kindergarten through third grade missed 10 percent or more of the school year in 2012-13. That number…
Published:   November 2014

Addressing Early Warning Indicators: Interim Impact Findings from the Investing in Innovation (i3) Evaluation of Diplomas Now

Corrin, William. This report shares first-year impacts of a multi-year program from Diplomas Now, paying particular attention to attendance, behavior, and course performance outcomes of students in sixth or ninth grade. The report finds reduced chronic absenteeism in the sixth grade by an average of 17 percent, suggesting it’s possible to reduce chronic absenteeism in underserved environments in the US.…
Published:   June 2016

Attendance Matters: White Paper on Chronic Absenteeism in San Antonio Schools

P16Plus Council of Greater Bexar County. This study revealed both the scope of chronic absence and the impact of interventions involving more than 5,000 students, finding that 12.8 percent of the students were chronically absent. Nearly a quarter of 12th graders missed that much school, with girls missing more school than boys in their final year. As much as 24…
Published:   August 2015

Chronic Absenteeism Among Kindergarten Students

Rhode Island Data HUB. This report followed a cohort of students through several years and found that those who were chronically absent in kindergarten were 20% less likely to score proficient or higher in reading, 25% less likely to score proficient or higher in math, twice as likely to be retained in grade, twice as likely to be suspended by…
Published:   July 2015

Chronic Absenteeism in Tennessee’s Early Grades

Tennessee Department of Education. This report documents that 10% of students in grades K-3 are chronically absent. It shows that chronically absent students are less likely to read by the end of the third grade than demographically similar peers, and shows that chronic absence is concentrated among economically disadvantaged schools and a sub-set of schools.
Published:   February 2016
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