Authors: _ _Insider NJ
Published: _ _May 2018

Attendance Works, the Center for Regional Change, University of California Davis, and Children Now, May 2018.

This report a call to action urging anyone interested in improving educational outcomes to use chronic absence data recently released by the California Department of Education to identify which schools and groups of students most need support, so they have an equal opportunity to learn. While focused on California, the analysis can be a model for other states because it demonstrates how publicly available chronic absence data can be used to inform decisions about how resources can be allocated to address chronic absence in schools and counties.