Attendance Strategies

Improving School Attendance: Key Strategies for Success

  • Community-wide messaging to raise awareness about the importance of good attendance and helping families understand how easily absences can add up and impede learning

  • Practices, programs, and policies that support the development of early warning and rapid response systems to prevent and reduce chronic absenteeism and address systemic barriers to good attendance

  • Use of data on chronic absenteeism to identify and ameliorate health barriers (e.g. asthma, tooth decay) to good attendance

  • Cross-sector coordination and partnerships that result in shared ownership for improving attendance and joint accountability for making measurable progress on student outcomes

A strategy describes actions that are likely to achieve a target and improve results. These strategies reflect that best thinking about what works and include contributions from many Campaign partners. They don’t include specific implementation ideas.

We invite you to share your attendance work in the Blog or Discussion Forum!