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

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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

Why September Matters: Improving Student Attendance

Olson, Linda S. Baltimore Education Research Consortium, July 2014. Absenteeism in the first month of school can predict poor attendance patterns throughout the year, providing an early warning sign for parents and educators to intervene and put students back on track, according to this brief which examines attendance in the Baltimore City Public Schools for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students…
Published:   July 2014
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