Research

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.

Empty Seats: Mississippi School Attendance Officers’ Perspectives on Chronic Absence

Mississippi KIDS Count. Mississippi KIDS COUNT partnered with the Mississippi Department of Education to track chronic absenteeism across the state.Screen During the 2014/15 school year, the statewide chronic absence rate dropped to 13 percent, down from 15 percent during the 2013/14 school year. A web-based survey of school attendance officers in the state collected critical information about why children miss…
Published:   April 2017

Family League 2011-12 Out of School Time Programs in Baltimore City

Olson, Linda S., Faith Connolly and Alok H. Kommajesula. Baltimore Education Research Consortium, Baltimore, MD, October 2013. This report examines the relationship between out-of-school time programs and school absence. Through the Family League’s education initiative, thousands of children in Baltimore have access to quality after school and summer learning opportunities. Among students who regularly attended OST programs, they had higher…
Published:   October 2013

From Absent to Present: Reducing Teen Chronic Absenteeism in New York City

Youth Justice Board, Center for Court Innovation, June 2013. Why do 40 percent of New York City high school students miss a month of school each year? The Center for Court Innovation went directly to the source and asked 17 high school students serving on its Youth Justice Board to research the issue. After a year of research that included…
Published:   June 2013

High School Absenteeism and College Persistence

Rhode Island Data HUB. This study followed the high school graduating class of 2009 from their freshman year of high school through college. Researchers found that 20% of the students who graduated were chronically absent, and about 34% of the chronically absent graduates went on to college or a post-secondary setting. Only 11% of the chronically absent students went on…
Published:   July 2015

How Does Early Childhood Suspension Relate to Achievement in Reading and Math?

Bond, Kelsea and Kanti Chalasani. The Georgia Governor’s Office of Student Achievement, September 2018. Using data from Georgia’s longitudinal education data system, this report examines the relationship between out-of-school suspensions during K-3 and success in reading/English Language Arts (ELA) and math from 3rd grade through high school. The report also examines patterns in the incident types which led to K-3…
Published:   September 2018

Improving Student Attendance in Indiana’s Schools: Synthesis of Existing Research Related to Student Absenteeism and Effective, Research-Based Interventions

Lochmiller, Chad R. Prepared for the Indiana Department of Education by the Center for Evaluation and Education Policy (CEEP) at Indiana University, October 2013. Recent research completed by the Center for Evaluation and Education Policy at Indiana University indicate that chronically absent students in Indiana’s public schools perform lower on student learning assessments. Further, students who are routinely absent are…
Published:   October 2013

In School and On Track 2014: Attorney General’s 2014 report on California’s elementary school truancy and absenteeism crisis

Office of Attorney General, California Department of Justice, September 2014. In School + On Track 2013 highlighted the unacceptable rates of elementary school truancy using attendance records from the 2011-2012 school year. This year’s report indicates that those rates were not isolated or unique — truancy rates are persistent in California. In the 2012-2013 school year, the school year immediately…
Published:   September 2014
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