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Document Number: 10359

Attendance and Chronic Absenteeism in Indiana: The Impact on Student Achievement - This Education Policy Brief summarizes the research and data analysis on Indiana’s student attendance and absenteeism data. The brief quantifies the prevalence of chronic absenteeism in Indiana and describes the impact of chronic absenteeism on achievement and graduation at the student, school, and locality level. Additionally, best practices for improving attendance are discussed, and examples of successful interventions provided. The brief concludes with a set of recommendations for education leaders and policymakers to consider that will ensure sufficient attention, reporting, and action to reduce chronic absenteeism in Indiana and help improve academic outcomes for thousands of students. (Center for Evaluation and Education Policy, July 2012)...

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