Interventions Work for Most Chronically Absent Students

Interventions Work for Most Chronically Absent Students

September 28, 2018

Education Dive’s Linda Jacobson reports on a new study released by University of Nebraska researchers,  that interventions “intended to improve attendance are more effective with students who miss the most school—at least 20% of the year—than they are with students who miss fewer days.” The study found that interventions like calling home, counseling referrals, and making “individualized plans” helped reduce the number of both excused and unexcused absences for those most likely to miss school.