Now is the time! Chronic absence is a serious problem affecting over 7 million students across the country. Missing just two days a month over the course of a school year leads to disparities in student outcomes. But it is a problem that can be solved so that students can succeed and thrive.
Attendance Works offers an array of effective, affordable technical assistance and consulting services to state agencies, school districts, individual schools, and communities across the country that are seeking ways to reduce chronic absence.
As a nonprofit, we are dedicated to building capacity and sharing solutions, thereby creating a chance to solve this critical issue while enabling young people to attend school and have an equal opportunity to learn.
Watch this video to find out how to address chronic absence:
We have developed a comprehensive set of resources for schools, school districts, communities and states. The following are found on our website and are provided free of charge:
Messaging materials such as flyers, infographics, videos and sample presentations about attendance that are tailored for specific audiences such as school administrators, parents, and or afterschool providers.
Toolkits offer resources for monitoring, understanding, and addressing chronic absence beginning in the early grades, including strategies that can be implemented at the school, district, and state level.
View our Toolkits to get the assistance you need to improve attendance
Data Tools such as the District Attendance Tracking Tool (DATT) and the School Attendance Tracking Tool (SATT), are self-calculating spreadsheets that allow school districts to insert student data to analyze local chronic absence patterns.
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Online Webinars that focus on what works to address chronic absence provided by leading researchers, policy makers and practitioners who share ideas and strategies.
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Attendance Works also offers a range of Technical Assistance on a fee-for-service basis including:
In addition to the comprehensive set of technical assistance products described above, we also offer fee-based consulting services tailored to individual state agencies, school districts and schools.
The consulting package consists of three phases of work. While the phases are sequential and additive, each is considered a discreet, stand-alone scope of work. Completing each phase is required in order to advance to the next phase.
Our Technical Assistance and Consulting Team consists of seasoned professionals who are experts in understanding the underlying reasons for chronic absence and the challenges to state agencies, school districts and schools around meeting expectations for students’ academic performance. With extensive knowledge in the fields of education, family support, youth development, interagency collaboration, equity and community building, Attendance Works consultants partner with clients to identify and facilitate needed changes to systems, attitudes and policies that will lead to improved attendance.
We continue to have a great responses and discussion from your time here in Nebraska. Since the dinner and conference, one school district has sent more referrals to the GOALS Center this year than I think in the previous 4 years combined! This is great – and we have many other individuals, school districts and organizations asking questions and engaging in different ways! You delivered a perfect message for the dinner and the conference!"