Below is a list of research related to attendance

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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.

Addressing Early Warning Indicators: Interim Impact Findings from the Investing in Innovation (i3) Evaluation of Diplomas Now

Corrin, William. MDRC, June 2016. This report shares first-year impacts of a multi-year program from Diplomas Now, paying particular attention to attendance, behavior, and course performance outcomes of students in sixth or ninth grade. The report finds reduced chronic absenteeism in the sixth grade by an average of 17 percent, suggesting it’s possible to reduce chronic absenteeism in underserved environments…
Published:   June 2016

All Hands on Deck: Today’s Chronic Absenteeism Requires A Comprehensive District Response and Strategy

All Hands on Deck: Today’s Chronic Absenteeism Requires A Comprehensive District Response and Strategy, by Attendance Works and the Everyone Graduates Center, Johns Hopkins University. A deeper look into national data for the 2021-22 school year highlights how chronic absence directly affects students from all backgrounds. The analysis offers recommendations for district and state action and lists four proven strategies…
Published:   November 2023

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…
Published:   November 2017

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.
Published:   December 2022

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.
Published:   January 2021

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…
Published:   December 2015

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…
Published:   April 2013
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