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Chronic absenteeism rates almost doubled during pandemic

June 10, 2024

Via: K-12 Dive

The report from the Casey Foundation highlights recent data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress, particularly noting how chronic absenteeism can impact students’ reading proficiency. The Baltimore-based private philanthropy focuses on improving outcomes for children and young people.

When looking at the percentage of 4th grade students who scored at or above the reading proficiency level, the foundation found students who had perfect attendance within a month’s time in 2022 saw the highest rate of reading proficiency at 40%. The more days a student missed within the month, the more likely their reading scores dropped.

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