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Your work and passion for student attendance was what got me interested in studying it and wanting to focus my academic work on chronic absenteeism. Your 2011 article inspired me to get involved in chronic absenteeism research, and most importantly, encouraged me to focus on solutions to addressing the ‘problem hidden in plain sight.’ Thank you so much for the work you do with your team at Attendance Works."
— Joshua Childs, Assistant Professor, College of Education, University of Texas at Austin
The reports on this page are listed alphabetically and examine the issue of chronic absence nationwide and in selected communities. Use the search box to find research using the author name. See the early education, elementary, secondary and other research categories on the right. To submit new research, please contact us.

Skipping to Nowhere: Students share their views about missing school

Get Schooled Foundation. August 2012. In a report by the Get Schooled Foundation, students share their views about missing school and admit to frequently skipping school without parental knowledge. The report found that more than 61 percent of school skippers cite boredom as the cause for cutting class and more than 80 percent of students who skip school once a…
Published:   August 2012

State of Chronic Absenteeism and School Health: A Preliminary Review for the Baltimore Community

The Baltimore Student Attendance Campaign and Elev8 Baltimore, April 2012. To address the problem of health-related absenteeism, Elev8 Baltimore and the Baltimore Student Attendance Campaign collaborated to prepare a preliminary review of absenteeism and school-based health services (referred to in this report as school health) in Baltimore City. This review aims to analyze existing data, policies, and programs to create…
Published:   April 2012

Stemming the Surge in Chronic Absence: What States Can Do, A Fourth Annual Review of State Attendance Policy and Practice

Stemming the Surge in Chronic Absence: What States Can Do, A Fourth Annual Review of State Attendance Policy and Practice by Attendance Works, June 2024. This brief is our fourth annual review of how states are and could make a difference in school attendance with new policies and practices. Reversing today’s chronic absenteeism requires state leaders to make reducing chronic…
Published:   June 2024

Strategies for Student Attendance and School Climate in Baltimore’s Community Schools

Researchers interviewed the coordinators in community schools identified as having comparatively higher student attendance and more positive school climate than peer community schools. Having clearly designated roles, reliable protocols and procedures, and a leader who consistently communicated expectations to parents and students helped ensure that community schools could maintain high attendance and a positive school climate.
Published:   October 2017

Strengthening Schools by Strengthening Families: Community Strategies to Reverse Chronic Absenteeism in the Early Grades and Improve Supports for Children and Families

Nauer, Kim, Andrew White and Rajeev Yerneni. Center for New York City Affairs at the New School, October 2008. The Center for New York City Affairs at The New School conducted its own an analysis of chronic absence in New York City public schools. It found that more than 90,000 children in grades K through 5 (more than 20 percent…
Published:   October 2008

Taking Attendance Seriously: How School Absences Undermine Student and School Performance in New York City

Musser, Martha. The Campaign for Fiscal Equity, May 2011. The Campaign for Fiscal Equity works to ensure New York City students’ right to a sound, basic education. In this study, they found that absenteeism presents a large barrier to securing that education. The CFE analyzed attendance records, state assessment scores, and demographic factors for 64,062 fourth-graders attending 705 New York…
Published:   May 2011

Tardiness in Early Education: Incidence, Predictors, and Consequences

Romero, Mariajosé. Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Pace University, Spring 2011. Tardiness may begin, along with absenteeism, well before children enter formal schooling. This unpublished research conducted by Dr. Romero examines data on late school arrivals among children who entered Kindergarten in 1998. While there is a wide range of perspectives and practices among professionals and parents, tardiness can…
Published:   March 2011
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