Below is a list of key research related to State & Local Chronic Absence Reports

For the full list of research and reports, please visit the All Research page.

A Statewide Profile of Child Well-Being

During the 2014-15 school year, 12 percent of New Jersey’s children missed too much school. Economically disadvantaged students and students in special education were more likely to be chronically absent, with a rate of 17 and 18 percent, respectively. Among racial groups, black and Hispanic children had absenteeism rates higher than the state average.
Published:   November 2017

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

AttendaNCe Counts

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.
Published:   September 2017

Attendance Counts: How Schools and Local Communities are Reducing Chronic Absence in North Carolina

North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation. September 2019. This report outlines results from a survey of 1,500 NC parents, preschool staff and elementary school staff who shared their impressions of current school-level attendance policies and practices. In addition to analyzing the survey data, the report considers what can be done by schools and in communities to reduce chronic absence in preschool…
Published:   September 2019

Attendance Matters: White Paper on Chronic Absenteeism in San Antonio Schools

P16Plus Council of Greater Bexar County. This study revealed both the scope of chronic absence and the impact of interventions involving more than 5,000 students, finding that 12.8 percent of the students were chronically absent. Nearly a quarter of 12th graders missed that much school, with girls missing more school than boys in their final year. As much as 24…
Published:   August 2015
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