One Tenth of Students Account for
One Third of All Absences
Chronically Absent and Not Chronically Absent Students as Percentage of Total Enrollment and Total Absences
Central Texas, 2015-16 School Year
Student absences not only negatively impact academics but also the resources available to support their learning. Districts rely on support from the State that is tied to attendance. Working to reduce absences for the chronically absent will not only improve outcomes for these students but substantially increase the overall attendance rate and resources available for all students.