Eye on Education

Report: The Importance of Yearly Attendance

Want a predictor of how a student’s attendance will fare over a school year? Look no further than the month of September, says a new report from the Baltimore Education Research Consortium. After analyzing a group of Baltimore City School students, researchers found that students who missed just two or more days in September were more likely to struggle with chronic absenteeism throughout the school year.

In this brief examining absences in September and later schools attendance, we found the September absences predicted later chronic absence, missing more than 20 days a year) after controlling for student demographic characteristics, service receipt, and attendance the previous school year (2011-12).

Read more at: baltimore-berc.org

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