Data Report Roundup

Absenteeism

By Sarah D. Sparks — August 07, 2012 1 min read

A high average daily attendance can mask chronic absenteeism in a small group of students, concludes a study of Indiana students by the Center for Evaluation and Education Policy at Indiana University in Bloomington.

The state’s aggregate average-daily-attendance rate from the 2003-04 to the 2009-10 school years was 96 percent, but a significant portion of students missed 10 percent of school or more: 6.35 percent in kindergarten through 2nd grade, 3.6 percent in grades 3-5, 7.39 percent in middle school, and nearly 15 percent in high school.

Those with higher attendance had significantly higher scores on state mathematics tests every year they were tested.

A version of this article appeared in the August 08, 2012 edition of Education Week

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