Where Chronic Student Absence is a Problem and Strategies to Make Progress: https://brook.gs/2CoRl6V
Brookings published an informative article that identifies the chronic absenteeism of every US school district and school using an interactive map.
This article also suggests strategies to addressing chronic absenteeism. A logistic regression analysis identified the following four predictive sixth grade early warning indicators of non-graduation:
• Chronic absence (defined as missing 20 or more days of school),
• Failing English, or math, or both and/or a failing average of English, math, science, and social studies,
• Being at least one year overage (suggesting an earlier retention), and
• Being suspended for three or more days.
As chronic absenteeism is becoming an important goal to address, it’s also a good time to find the number of student dropouts not attending any school including home school. This information can be found on this website Resource Page: http://wefusa.net/wefusa-resources/ .
We hope you find this information useful to help address this serious dropout issue. Please share your ideas with us.
Darrell, Rich and Mary Kay