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Importance of September Attendance

Importance of September Attendance

This brief examines absences in September and students’ attendance over the rest of the year. Attendance should be addressed before it becomes problematic. Chronic absenteeism, missing more than 20 days of a school year, is an early indicator of disengagement. High absence rates have negative consequences not only for individual students, but also for classroom […]

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Improving student attendance with a school-wide approach to school-family-community partnerships.

Improving student attendance with a school-wide approach to school-family-community partnerships.

Researchers and policy makers have questioned the efficacy of family-involvement interventions. They believe that more studies are needed to compare outcomes of students whose families received a partnership intervention with those who did not. The author used data from the state of Ohio to compare student attendance in elementary schools that developed school-wide programs of […]

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Present and Accounted For: Partnership Effects on Student Attendance

Present and Accounted For: Partnership Effects on Student Attendance

Reducing student absenteeism and truancy is a goal of many schools across the country. Surprisingly little research focuses on what schools can do to increase and sustain students’ daily attendance, and even fewer studies explore how family–school–community partnerships may contribute to this goal. In this longitudinal study, data were collected on schools’ rates of daily […]

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[REPORT] Using Chronic Absence to Map Interrupted Schooling, Instructional Loss, and Educational Inequity

[REPORT] Using Chronic Absence to Map Interrupted Schooling, Instructional Loss, and Educational Inequity

National Analysis Shows Students Experiencing Chronic Absence Prior to Pandemic Likely to be Among the Hardest Hit by Learning Loss More Than 8 Million Students Attend Schools with High or Extreme Levels of Chronic Absence By Attendance Works and Everyone Graduates CenterFebruary 2021 Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, one out of 6 students (8 million) […]

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Connecting Social-Emotional Development, Academic Achievement, and On-Track Outcomes

Connecting Social-Emotional Development, Academic Achievement, and On-Track Outcomes

Connecting Social-Emotional Development, Academic Achievement, and On-Track Outcomes: A Multi-District Study of Grades 3 to 10 Students Supported by City Year AmeriCorps Members May 20, 2020By Robert Balfanz and Vaughan Byrnes There is a growing understanding that an integrated approach to social, emotional, and academic development provides the best path toward ensuring all students graduate […]

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ALFA LAB ALFA stands for Accelerating Literacy For Adolescents. ALFA is a reading enrichment program for freshman students who enter high school with a reading proficiency that is significantly below grade level standards. ALFA offers opportunities for these students to work in small groups with support to boost their motivation to read, frequency of reading, and reading and writing achievement. […]

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Schools, Prisons, & Concentrated Poverty

Schools, Prisons, & Concentrated Poverty

October 3, 20199:00 am – 4:00 pmJohns Hopkins University, Glass Pavilion at Levering Hall3400 N. Charles StreetBaltimore, MD 21218 Youth arrests in Baltimore have significantly declined in the last six years. However, too many African American youths confront harsh and punitive practices in their schools and communities that lead to confinement, thus preventing upward mobility […]

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Boston Opportunity Agenda report validates College, Career and Life Readiness metrics, and connections between high school course work, college and career success

Boston Opportunity Agenda report validates College, Career and Life Readiness metrics, and connections between high school course work, college and career success

Report tracking Boston Public Schools students finds high GPA, MassCore curriculum and attendance are predictors of success after graduation. The latest report, College, Career and Life Readiness: A Look at High School Indicators of Post-Secondary Outcomes in Boston, by Robert Blafanz and Vaughan Byrnes in partnership with the Boston Opportunity Agenda and Boston Public Schools, […]

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Implementation of an Early Warning Indicator and Intervention System

Implementation of an Early Warning Indicator and Intervention System

By Marcia H. Davis, Martha Abele Mac Iver, Robert W. Balfanz, Marc L. Stein, and Joanna Hornig Fox This study focuses on the implementation of an early warning indicator and intervention system in 20 southern high schools. This model included a team of teachers, counselors, and student support services personnel who analyzed ninth- grade student-level […]

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Data Matters: Using Chronic Absence to Accelerate Action for Student Success

Data Matters: Using Chronic Absence to Accelerate Action for Student Success

Data Matters Using Chronic Absence to Accelerate Action for Student Success, by Hedy N. Chang, Lauren Bauer and Vaughan Byrnes, September 2018. This report provides a national and state analysis of how many schools face high levels of chronic absence and discusses the implications for state and local action. Based on data released by the […]

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