Chronic Absenteeism Across California Student Groups

As districts work to address disruptions caused by the pandemic, chronic absenteeism remains a critical concern.

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To better understand and address the issue, the California Department of Education partnered with SchoolStatus to analyze attendance patterns across 30 California districts.

In this report, you’ll learn which student groups were most at risk for absenteeism and effective communication strategies that can be implemented to improve student attendance.

This report covers:

  • Which groups of students were most affected by patterns of absenteeism
  • The long-term impacts of missing school
  • Proven communication strategies for tackling chronic absenteeism 

Understand and Respond to Absenteeism Patterns.