Research Shows It’s The Single Most Important Indicator of Student Success.
Attendance is the Most Important Factor of Student Success
After all, if a student isn’t showing up to learn, it doesn’t matter what kind of curriculum and instruction you have available for them. While the concept is simple, the correlated repercussions are staggering.
Since absenteeism is correlated with poor academic outcomes and dropout rates, the following statistics are equally concerning:
Over half of high school dropouts are on public assistance
The lifetime cost to taxpayers per student that drops out of high school exceeds $300,000
Young women who drop out of high school are 9 times more likely to become single mothers
Nearly 83% of incarcerated persons are also high school dropouts
Over 60% of individuals who dropped out of high school are rearrested for repeat criminal activity
Lower earnings from high school dropouts can mean as much as $2 billion in lost tax revenue each year
Getting Attendance Right is Step #1 for Every District
Preventing absenteeism and getting every student in every class is the foundation of all student success. Quality attendance management is more than checking boxes—it’s doing right by your students and ensuring you are genuinely setting them up for success.
There are several factors that must be addressed underneath the surface in order to properly manage attendance and prevent absenteeism. We call it the Attendance Iceberg Problem and can help you eliminate it.