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.
American Indian/Alaska Native Students in Oregon
The Oregon Department of Education released a report showing that 30 percent of American Indian/Alaska Native students were considered to be chronically absent in the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years, compared to 17 percent of Non-Native student in 2014-15 and 19 percent in 2015-16. A. As the 2017 report, American Indian/Alaska Native Students in Oregon: A Review of Key Indicators…
An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Home Visits for Re-Engaging Students Who Were Chronically Absent in the Era of Covid-19
Center for Connecticut Education Research Collaboration. December 2022. Connecticut State Department of Education and Gov. Lamont used pandemic relief funds to launch the Learner Engagement and Attendance Program that implemented home visits. Student attendance rates improved significantly in the month following the visit and continued to rise in the following months.
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.
Assessing the Impacts of Student Transportation on Public Transit
Fan, Y. and K. Das. University of Minnesota, Metro Transit, Minneapolis Public Schools, Dec. 2015. Researchers analyzed a program that provided transit passes to high school students living more than 2 miles from school and all students eligible for free or reduced price meals. The analysis found that pass users had 23 percent lower absenteeism, and participated in more learning…
Association of Classroom Ventilation with Reduced Illness Absence: A Prospective Study in California Elementary Schools
Mendell, Mark. Indoor Air, vol 23, issue 3, April 2013. This report found that bringing classroom ventilation rates up to the state-mandated standard may reduce student absences due to illness by approximately 3.4 percent. Extensive data on ventilation rates was collected from more than 150 classrooms in California over two years. The study found that ventilation rates varied widely across…
Attendance and the Early Grades: A Two-Generation Approach
Voices for Utah Children. The statewide policy and advocate group, Voices for Utah Children, released this brief detailing how policies affecting parents and children can influence school attendance.
NC Early Childhood Foundation, September 2017. The brief, AttendaNCe Counts, provides chronic absence rates in North Carolina, examines the chronic absenteeism policies and practices in the state, and offers recommendations for next steps.