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Chronic Absence Patterns and Prediction During Covid-19: Insights from Connecticut

Chronic Absence Patterns and Prediction During Covid-19: Insights from Connecticut, by Attendance Works and the Connecticut State Department of Education, analyzes how patterns of chronic absence in the state differ across learning modes, grades and student groups. It offers insights from the analysis that can be used for Covid-19 educational recovery efforts and attendance initiatives, and recommendations that other states…
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Using Chronic Absence to Map Interrupted Schooling, Instructional Loss and Educational Inequity

Using Chronic Absence to Map Interrupted Schooling, Instructional Loss, and Educational Inequity: Insights from School Year 2017-18 Data, by Attendance Works and the Everyone Graduates Center, February 2021. This report provides a national and state analysis of how many schools face high levels of chronic absence and shows how chronic absence data reported prior to the coronavirus pandemic can help…
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Are Students Present and Accounted For? An Examination of State Attendance Policies During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Are Students Present and Accounted For? An Examination of State Attendance Policies During the Covid-19 Pandemic, by Attendance Works, discusses how the coronavirus pandemic impacted attendance data. It presents a summary of state attendance guidance developed since spring 2020, and examines the extent to which recent state guidance guarantees the availability of consistent, reliable data taken on a daily basis.
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Reducing Early Grade Chronic Absence: Insights From GLR Communities

What’s Working. Reducing Early Grade Chronic Absence: Insights From GLR Communities, by Attendance Works with the Campaign for Grade Level Reading. Attendance Works analyzed 33 stories generated by 28 different CGLR communities for a What’s Working Community Challenge (WWCC) brief. Each campaign identified addressing school attendance as a priority issue.
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Using Chronic Absence Data to Improve Conditions for Learning

Using Chronic Absence Data to Improve Conditions for Learning, by Hedy N. Chang, David Osher, Mara Schanfield, Jane Sundius and Lauren Bauer, describes how chronic absence and conditions for learning are interconnected issues that can have an impact on a child’s educational success. Case studies from the state of Georgia and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District help to illustrate how…
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Data Matters: Using Chronic Absence to Accelerate Action for Student Success

Data Matters Using Chronic Absence to Accelerate Action for Student Success, by Hedy N. Chang, Lauren Bauer and Vaughan Byrnes, September 2018. This report provides a national and state analysis of how many schools face high levels of chronic absence and discusses the implications for state and local action. Based on data released by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office…
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Seize the Data Opportunity in California: Using Chronic Absence to Improve Educational Outcomes

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…
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