Absences Add Up: How School Attendance Influences Student Success

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Author(s): Attendance Works

  • Alan Ginsburg
  • Phyllis Jordan
  • Hedy Chang

Published: August 2014

Report Intro/Brief:
"This state-by-state analysis of national testing data demonstrates that students who miss more school than their peers consistently score lower on standardized tests, a result that holds true at every age, in every demographic group, and in every state and city tested.

Absences Add Up: How School Attendance Influences Student Success is based on the results of the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). It compares attendance rates and NAEP scores for every state and for 21 large urban areas."