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Chronic Absenteeism

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What is Chronic Absenteeism?

Research backs up the common sense notion that children will do worse in school if they aren’t in class to learn. Chronic absence is a measure of how much school a student misses for any reason. It is a broader measure than truancy, which only tracks unexcused absences. Oregon releases "Not-Chronically Absent" data annually that reports the percentage of students who miss less than 10% of school days in an academic calendar year. Students who are considered Chronically Absent when they miss 10% or more of school days in an academic calendar year for any reason.
Excused Absence + Unexcused Absence + Days Missed for Discipline = Chronic Absenteeism

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