Absenteeism and Attendance

America’s Promise Alliance

Includes national organizations, nonprofits, education institutions, corporations, associations, faith-based groups who provide resources to support attendance, education and graduation.

Attendance Works

National and state initiative that promotes tracking chronic absence data and partnering with families and community agencies to intervene when poor attendance is a problem for students or schools

Chronic Absence Calculator

Attendance Works has partnered with Applied Survey Research to develop free self-calculating spreadsheets for school districts to track attendance. These tools are especially effective for smaller districts with more limited data capacity. The companion tools are the School Attendance Tracking Tools (SATTs) which provides school-level analysis down to the individual student level. 

Chronic Absenteeism in the Nation's Schools

Interactive website showing the extent of the crisis in terms of geography, ethnicity, disability status and school level (USDOE).

Every Student Present

NYS resource materials for parents and school staff on school attendance (e.g., school anxiety, health, academic challenges). Includes posters and parent tip sheets for schools and a widget for school websites (12/15).

Every Student, Every Day: A National Initiative to Address and Eliminate Chronic Absenteeism

The Every Student, Every Day: Community Toolkit offers action steps and evidence-based resources to engage in effective, coordinated community action to address and eliminate chronic absenteeism (10/15).

Healthy Schools Campaign

Provides a toolkit that focuses on preparing educators—particularly school district decision-makers—with knowledge and practical guidance for creating meaningful change to address health-related chronic absenteeism.

Sample Absence Response Flow Chart

Monitor and create a plan to address an individual student's absenteeism (developed by NYSCSH 2013).  

Page updated 9/16/21