Download current and historical data and policy information on student enrollment, attendance, school calendars and ethnic counts.
The Power of Attendance
Smart policy and implementation can ensure schools and communities collect, monitor and share attendance data. They also can motivate key stakeholders to work together to promote a culture of regular school attendance and intervene when chronic absence is a problem.
Time for Learning: An Exploratory Analysis of NAEP Data
Students with higher rates of monthly absenteeism score disproportionately at
the Basic or below‐Basic levels of NAEP achievement for grades 4, 8 and 12.
About one‐quarter of below‐Basic students were absent three days or more a
month in 2011, which translates into missing more than five weeks of school over
a year. By contrast only one‐in-ten Advanced students were absent three or more
days a month.