What is Chronic Absenteeism?
A student who misses 10% or more of their school days, which averages to just two days a month, for any reason, is considered chronically absent. Every absence, excused or unexcused, (including suspensions), is a learning opportunity lost. Chronically absent students are more likely to fall behind academically and less likely to graduate from high school. Addressing chronic absenteeism and developing good attendance habits is a solvable problem for which we all share responsibility.
These are some resources used to combat chronic absenteeism:
- Resources for Positive Engagement
- 10 Facts about School Attendance
- Why Chronic Absenteeism Matters: What the Research Says
- Mississippi School- and District-Level Chronic Absenteeism Reports