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The Portal makes it easy to monitor chronic absenteeism data across key subgroups. This review helps alert schools to who needs support. This article will walk you through how to quickly view the students is your school who are chronically absent.

Overview


Review Chronically Absent Trends Across Subgroups


Click on “Dashboard” then click on the “Chronic absenteeism rate” tile.

NOTE: The “Chronic absenteeism rate” includes any student with <90% YTD attendance.

  • What do you notice about chronic absenteeism across each grade level?

  • What do you notice about the distribution between chronically absent (80-89.9%) and severely chronically absent (60-79.9% and Less than 60%)?


Review chronic absenteeism by ethnicity

By changing the second blue drop-down to the group of students you would like to focus on and the third blue drop-down to "ethnicity".

  • What do you notice about the percentage of chronically absent students by ethnicity?

  • How does the chronic absenteeism rate for your Black/Latinx students compare to non-Black/Latinx students?

  • Do you notice any trends that you would like to disrupt? Any you would like to try and continue?

Review chronic absenteeism by special populations

By changing the third blue drop-down to “Special population status”.

  • What do you notice about the percentage of chronically absent students by special populations?

  • How does the chronic absenteeism rate for your SWDs or MLL students compare to your Gen-Ed, non-MLL students?

  • Do you notice any trends that you would like to disrupt? Any you would like to try and continue?

Continuing to use the dropdowns, explore additional ways to view student groups to identify trends.


Review YTD Attendance Trends Across Subgroups


Click on “Dashboard” then click on the “YTD attendance” tile.

NOTE: The “YTD attendance” tile will include active students

  • What do you notice about overall YTD across each grade level?

Explore additional ways to view student groups by using the second drop-down to select the students you want to focus on and the third drop down to group those students.

Based on some key themes you were seeing above, what are some of the categories of attendance supports that you may want to create? (Example: 8th grade chronically and severely chronically absent students; 6th grade severely chronically absent Black/Latinx students, etc.)


Related articles:

  • Learn how to create and assign supports

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