Did you know that chronic absenteeism is one of our most powerful predictors of whether students succeed?
- Even when we account for factors like poverty, previous performance and disadvantage, students who are chronically absent perform worse than their peers.
- Chronically absent students have lower grades than their peers the year they were chronically absent and the year after.
- Chronically absent students score lower on reading and math exams and make slower gains than their peers.
- Students who are chronically absent one year are 35 percent more likely than their peers to be chronically absent the next year.