Study: Absenteeism interventions most effective with students who miss the most school

September 28, 2018


With states now required to report chronic absenteeism as part of the Every Student Succeeds Act, and many using a measure of chronic absenteeism as part of their accountability plans, it’s important for schools to know which strategies are most effective — and for which students.

The findings of the Nebraska study, which focused on 12 absenteeism programs used with 1,606 students in 137 schools, also confirm patterns noted in an Economic Policy Institute report released earlier this week.

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