Below is a list of research related to attendance for Early Education

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Chronic Absenteeism Among Kindergarten Students

Rhode Island Data HUB. This report followed a cohort of students through several years and found that those who were chronically absent in kindergarten were 20% less likely to score proficient or higher in reading, 25% less likely to score proficient or higher in math, twice as likely to be retained in grade, twice as likely to be suspended by…
Published:   July 2015

Does Contact by a Family Nurse Practitioner Decrease Early School Absence?

Kerr, Jill. The Journal of School Nursing, September 14, 2011. Chronic early school absence is associated with school failure. The presence of school nurses may lead to fewer absences, and nurse practitioners in school-based health centers can facilitate a healthier population resulting in improved attendance. This article describes a nursing intervention to decrease early school absence in two elementary schools…
Published:   September 2011

Early Elementary Performance and Attendance in Baltimore City Schools’ Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten

Connolly, Faith and Linda S. Olson. Baltimore Education Research Consortium, Baltimore, Md., March 2012. This brief looks at attendance in the early grades with particular focus on Pre-Kindergarten (PreK) and Kindergarten (K) and follows these young students over time. The study finds that students with low attendance in both PreK and K often continue to have low attendance, are more…
Published:   March 2012

Insights into Absenteeism in DCPS Early Childhood Program

Katz, Michael, Gina Adams, and Martha Johnson. Absenteeism in early grades, including prekindergarten, can negatively impact future attendance, retention, and academic performance. This report details research focused on absenteeism of children in the District of Columbia Public School (DCPS) early childhood program. Through interviews with key DCPS staff as well as education experts and district administrators throughout the country, and…
Published:   January 2015

Kindergarten Attendance and Readiness for Baltimore’s Class of 2027

Grigg, Jeffrey and Faith Connolly, Stephanie D’Souza, Charlie Mitchell. Baltimore Education Research Consortium, Baltimore, MD., March, 2015. This brief examines kindergarten readiness and attendance in kindergarten for children enrolled in publicly provided early education programs as well as similar children who entered kindergarten without enrolling in these programs. The brief finds that children enrolled in these programs are more likely…
Published:   March 2015

Preschool Attendance in Chicago Public Schools: Relationships with Learning Outcomes and Reasons for Absences

Ehrlich, Stacy B. University of Chicago, Consortium on Chicago School Research, May 2014. This report highlights the critical importance of consistent preschool attendance. Students who attend preschool regularly are significantly more likely than chronically absent preschoolers to be ready for kindergarten and to attend school regularly in later grades, the report finds. The study, which follows 25,000 three- and four-year-olds…
Published:   May 2014
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