Bad Data = Massively Skewed Chronic Absenteeism Reports

Bad Data = Massively Skewed Chronic Absenteeism Reports

January 9, 2019

According to U.S. News & World Report, incorrect absenteeism data from a single county (Prince Georges, Maryland) has thrown off “an entire national analysis of chronic absenteeism, providing yet another cautionary tale about the power of data and the major ramifications of data that’s inaccurate.” The current school year is “an especially critical moment for chronic absenteeism data, as it marks the first year that schools are required to report chronically absent students to states” under ESSA.