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.

In School and On Track: Report on California’s Elementary School Truancy and Absenteeism Crisis

Office of Attorney General, California Department of Justice, 2013. According to the California Department of Education, 691,470 California elementary school children, or 1 out of every 5 elementary school students, were reported to be truant in the 2011-2012 school year. Statewide, 38% of all truant students are elementary school children. Given these disturbing statistics, Attorney General Kamala Harris commissioned a…
Published:   November 2013

Just the Right Mix: Identifying Potential Dropouts in Montgomery County Public Schools Using an Early Warning Indicators Approach

West, Thomas C. Office of Shared Accountability, Montgomery County Public Schools, MD, March 2013. Each school year, roughly a thousand students drop out of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). However, unlike other large, urban school districts where students who drop out skip school and are suspended often (Balfanz & Byrnes, 2010), students who drop out of MCPS are present in…
Published:   March 2013

Mississippi KIDS COUNT 2017 Factbook

Mississippi KIDS Count. The 2017 Factbook includes information in the MS Kids Count picareas of children’s education, health, and economic well-being within the context of their family and community.
Published:   April 2017

Present and Counting: A Look at Chronic Absenteeism in Mississippi Schools

Mississippi KIDS Count. An analysis released in March 2015 showed that 15 percent of Mississippi public school students (74,299) were chronically absent during the 2013-14 school year. Absentee rates were high in kindergarten (14%), tapered off in early elementary years, and increased steadily throughout middle school and high school. The highest proportion was 36 percent in grade 12. Using data…
Published:   March 2015

Reducing Chronic Absenteeism for Children in Foster Care and FINS

Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, Arkansas Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, September 2017. Researchers found that little data is collected and shared between state agencies, schools, social workers and courts making it difficult to know the extent of the problem. The report explores the issue, discusses school and district bright spots, and offers recommendations to help the state reduce chronic…
Published:   September 2018
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