California data tools
Attendance Works now offers free data tools designed specifically for California schools and school districts to track chronic absence. The tools, self calculating Excel spreadsheets, include California’s unique transitional kindergarten as a grade in school and reflect the state’s definition of truancy.
Used in combination or as separate modules, the California versions of the district and school chronic absence tracking tools (CalDATT and CalSATT) make tracking chronic absence a snap. In addition, the new California Truancy Supplement offers insights into the relationship between chronic absence, suspension and truancy as defined by California law.
The tools include modules for assessing chronic absence in elementary, middle and high school grades, as well a tool for combining chronic absence reports for all grade levels. Each module can accommodate about 65,000 students.
While the CalDATT and CalSATT are compatible with any Student Information System, Aeries has specifically modified its system to make calculating chronic absence even easier. Aeries users can define which time period they wish to analyze for which schools and download a pre-formatted data set that can be pasted into the CalDATT or CalSATT to automatically generate chronic absence reports. This is offered free of additional charge thanks to the cooperation of the California Attorney General’s Office and Eagle Software, the creator of Aeries. Attendance Works hopes that this will be the first of many such cooperative and beneficial arrangements with SIS providers. If you are interested having Attendance Works speak with your SIS provider, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, the California Truancy Supplements:
The CalDATT and CalSATT are available free of charge from Attendance Works. In exchange, we ask users to share their summary data with Attendance Works for internal evaluation purposes. Data would only be shared externally with permission or on an anonymous basis.