This resource has been provided by ACSA Partner4Purpose NWEA.
Research conducted by NWEA Center for School and Student Progress in collaboration with the Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD) on the topic of chronic absenteeism has revealed to key findings:
The impact of absences on achievement carries forward year after year. At every grade level, students who were chronically absent last year start the following year further behind their peers.
Absences become “chronic” earlier than we think. Chronic absenteeism is generally defined as missing 10% of school (or more). However, preliminary research suggests that the impact from absences occurs much earlier than when students officially meet this “chronically absent” definition. Policies should start to target students who miss 5-9% of days of school to prevent these students from falling behind their peers.
Read more in the research brief above.