With the new ESSA regulations, chronic absenteeism has become a major issue and schools will need to find ways to deal with it. This article reports on three studies about how to deal with chronic absenteeism and getting students to attend school. Source:
Sarah D. Sparks, Education Week, May 8, 2017Description:
For improving achievement, boosting student attendance seems like the lowest of the low-hanging fruit: If you can’t get the kids to school, nothing else you do matters. But new research on chronic absenteeism reveals surprising details can make a difference in whether students make it to class.
The Every Student Succeeds Act has spurred more action on chronic absenteeism by requiring states to report chronic absentee rates and allowing districts to use it as another indicator for school accountability. Nearly all of the states that have submitted ESSA plans have included chronic absenteeism in their new accountability systems.Read the full article here!