Our mission is to advance student success and help close equity gaps by reducing chronic absence.
Broadly defined, chronic absence is missing so much school for any reason that a student is at risk of not reading in the early grades, lower achievement in middle school and dropping out of high school. Chronic absence data is best used for positive problem solving and early intervention rather than punitive action.
Governing magazine featured Attendance Works' Hedy Chang and the growing awareness of chronic absenteeism in a 2021 feature article, Chronic Absenteeism Is a Huge School Problem. Can Data Help? Read the article.