Recent research has drawn attention to the high rate of chronic absenteeism in the nation’s schools and confirmed its harmful effects on student achievement and graduation outcomes. This 19-minute video from the Regional Educational Laboratory West helps schools and districts understand that chronic absenteeism is a problem they can address.
The prevalence, causes and consequences of chronic absence are described and then three Utah schools —Guadalupe School, South Hills Middle School, and Highland High School— share how they have boosted attendance through:
- Building a school-wide culture of good attendance,
- Using data to identify and monitor at-risk students, and
- Personalizing outreach and support to these students.
To view this video, and for more information including a video transcript and discussion guide, please visit THIS LINK.