Below is a list of research related to attendance
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.
What Pittsburgh Is Doing to Ensure Every Child Has a Fighting Chance to Succeed
Joshua Childs, at the University of Texas at Austin published an update of Pittsburg’s Be There Campaign in National Civic Review. Read the article.
When Students Miss School: The High Cost to Houston
Finck, Julie Baker. Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation, September 14, 2015. This report provides a detailed look at chronic absence in the Houston Independent School District for the 2014-2015 school year, when about 9.3 percent of students missed 10 percent or more of the school year. The report explores the impact poor attendance has on student achievement, classroom instruction and…
Why Do Detroit Students Miss School? Implications for Returning to School After COVID-19
Cook, W., Lenhoff, S. W., Pogodzinski, B., and Singer, J. Detroit Education Research Partnership (DERP), Wayne State University, February 2021. This report contains in-depth interviews with Detroit parents and high school students, along with observations and interviews with Detroit school staff to document attendance trends and outline the major causes of student absenteeism in Detroit.
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…