This report from the Johns Hopkins University Center for Social Organization of Schools discusses chronic absenteeism and the effect this has on students and schools. The authors examine the effects of absenteeism in six states: Georgia, Florida, Maryland, Nebraska, Oregon and Rhode Island. The report recommends that school, district, state, and federal agencies regularly measure and report the rates of chronic absenteeism for every school in addition to enacting policies aimed at encouraging all students attend school every day and support the use of evidence-based strategies improve student attendance.
Chronic Absenteeism: Summarizing What We Know From Nationally Available Data
CCRS Center Publication
Johns Hopkins University Center for Social Organization of Schools