Attendance is one example of a powerful data point that can inform and drive improvements in P-3 approaches. This report from Attendance Works and Healthy Schools Campaign shows how disparities in school attendance rates starting as early as preschool and kindergarten are contributing to achievement gaps and high school dropout rates across the country. The report also highlights the connection between health and attendance and the power of states to tackle absenteeism by tapping key champions, leveraging data, and learning from places that have improved attendance despite challenging conditions.
Attendance Works, & Health Scools Campaign. (2015). Mapping the early attendance gap: Charting a course for school success. Chicago, IL: Authors.
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