Absenteeism Tag

Understanding Chronic Absenteeism’s Impact

“By the end of this month, the Every Student Succeeds Act has required that schools list chronic absenteeism rates on their state report cards,” writes Brian Stack for MultiBriefs. “Many schools across the country have already started to do this, and the work started with...

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Oklahoma’s School Report Cards Have “New Focus”

Jennifer Palmer reports for the Enid News & Eagle that after “a two-year hiatus,” Oklahoma’s school report cards are back. But now they have a new focus: “The school accountability tool underwent a significant revamp” under ESSA “and now will include student test scores, a...

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District-Level Efforts to Fight Chronic Absenteeism

Deborah Yaffe writes in District Administration that it used to be “easy for districts to ignore what high average daily-attendance numbers can conceal: kids, sometimes lots of them, who miss weeks of school every year.” But ESSA changed this equation by requiring states to track...

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The “Nudging” Approach to Fighting Chronic Absenteeism

“As many as 8 million U.S. public school students struggle academically simply because they miss too much school,” Phyllis W. Jordan writes in Education Next. “Recognizing this, 36 states and the District of Columbia have begun holding schools accountable for chronic student absenteeism” under ESSA....

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“Data Overload” in the Age of ESSA

Hisham Anwar of EdSurge explores the question of how to prepare for “education’s data overload.” While the accountability paradigm under NCLB focused on assessment rather than instructional practice and outcomes, under ESSA, school quality and success indicators are highlighted. Anwar notes that, “a growing number...

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Interventions Work for Most Chronically Absent Students

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...

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Absenteeism Big Factor in Maryland’s ESSA Plan

Absenteeism is “front and center” in Maryland’s ESSA plan, Emma Kerr reports for the Frederick News Post. She notes that “15 percent of an elementary, middle, and high school’s overall accountability score will be determined based on the percentage of students who are absent 10...

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Combatting Attendance Gaming and Mistakes Under ESSA

Taylor Swaak reports for The 74 that “tackling chronic absenteeism is now part of education plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act for 36 states and Washington, D.C.” She also reports that the “resulting requirements are also new, with many states crafting uniform definitions for...

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Attendance Works on ESSA and Fighting Chronic Absenteeism

This new report from Attendance Works says that the inclusion of chronic absence in ESSA “was a watershed moment that made this metric an integral component of efforts to help students succeed in school and later in life.” It examines the “scale, scope and concentration of chronic...

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