Attendance is Critical
Chronic absence is a measure of how much school a student misses for any reason. Starting in the early grades, the percentage of students missing 10 percent of the school year or more can reach remarkably high levels, and these early absences can rob students of the time they need to develop literacy skills.
Did You Know...?
1 in 10 kindergarten students miss nearly a month of school every year.
10% - Kindergartners who miss 10% of school days have lower academic performance when they reach first grade. Reading scores for Latino children were most seriously affected.
5th Grade - Among children from low-income families, who lack the resources to make up lost time, chronic absence in kindergarten translated into lower fifth grade achievement.
Read More - School Attendance Fact Sheet
Our goal by 2020 is to have 0% of K-3 grade students experience chronic and severe absenteeism.
TTUSD has utilized new strategies and messaging to highlight the importance of school attendance.
Attendance Works - Advancing student success by reducing chronic absenteeism.
New Teacher Toolkit, “Teaching Attendance: Everyday Strategies to Help Teachers Improve Attendance and Raise Achievement.” from Attendance Works
Infographic on attendance in the early grades
Infographic on attendace in the early grades (Spanish language)
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