Research

Below is a list of key research related to State & Local Chronic Absence Reports

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

Mississippi KIDS COUNT 2017 Factbook

Mississippi KIDS Count. The 2017 Factbook includes information in the MS Kids Count picareas of children’s education, health, and economic well-being within the context of their family and community.
Published:   April 2017

Present and Counting: A Look at Chronic Absenteeism in Mississippi Schools

Mississippi KIDS Count. An analysis released in March 2015 showed that 15 percent of Mississippi public school students (74,299) were chronically absent during the 2013-14 school year. Absentee rates were high in kindergarten (14%), tapered off in early elementary years, and increased steadily throughout middle school and high school. The highest proportion was 36 percent in grade 12. Using data…
Published:   March 2015

School Attendance Patterns in Iowa: Chronic Absence in the Early Grades

Child and Family Policy Center. This report is an analysis of absenteeism in Iowa of early-elementary students from the 2010-11 school year through third grade in 2013-14. The analysis finds that one-third of all districts and nearly 40 percent of elementary schools have rates of chronic absence among kindergartners in excess of 10 percent. The report used data on over…
Published:   April 2016

Showing Up Matters: The State of Chronic Absenteeism in New Jersey

Zalkind, Cecelia, Mary Coogan and Robert Sterling. Advocates for Children of New Jersey, August 2015. An analysis of data collected by the New Jersey Department of Education documents that more than 125,000 students from kindergarten through 12th grade missed 10 percent or more of the 2013-14 school year. The report provide breakdowns for each county, as well as looking at…
Published:   August 2015

Showing Up Matters: The State of Chronic Absenteeism in New Jersey, 2nd Annual Report

Zalkind, Cecelia, Mary Coogan and Robert Sterling. This second analysis of data collected by the New Jersey Department of Education finds that roughly 136,000, or more than one in 10 New Jersey students from kindergarten through 12th grade were chronically absent during the 2014-15 school year. The report breaks down rates by district and county, and looks at rates of…
Published:   September 2016

The Attendance Imperative: How States Can Advance Achievement by Reducing Chronic Absence

Attendance Works. Released in September 2013 and updated in September 2014, this brief describes the steps that states can take to reduce chronic absence including: building public awareness, tracking and publicly reporting chronic absence rates for schools and districts, using attendance as a metric in school improvement efforts, sharing best practices with educators and parents, and enabling interagency efforts among…
Published:   September 2013

The Connection Between Missing School and Health: A Review of Chronic Absenteeism and Student Health in Oregon

Henderson, Tia. Upstream Public Health, October 2014. Upstream Public Health looks “upstream” at factors in communities, at home, and at schools that lead to chronic absenteeism. The report reviews data and research on student absences — finding that unexpected factors such as unstable housing, fear of bullying, and punitive school discipline policies as well as health conditions such as hunger,…
Published:   October 2014
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