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While nearly half (44 percent) of high schools have high and extreme levels of chronic absence, elementary schools should not be overlooked. Slightly more elementary schools than high schools have high and extreme levels of chronic absence, according to this Attendance Works article.
Another finding? Schools serving children in special education, alternative education and vocational education, as well as schools with higher levels of poverty, are much more likely to have extreme levels of chronic absence.
The study also shows that chronic absence disproportionately affects particular student populations, with higher rates evident for Native American, Hispanic, African-American, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander students.
In the article, Attendance Works provides an interactive data map and breaks down the data state-by-state. How does your state compare?
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