Promising Practices to Reduce Chronic Absence

Welcome to the on-line catalog of Promising Practices to Reduce Chronic Absence

Improving and sustaining good attendance requires the active engagement of district and school-based leaders and administrators along with a clear articulation of roles and responsibilities.  Successful strategies include forming district and school attendance teams, analyzing data, identifying trends and factors contributing to chronic absence, and implementing a multi-tiered approach to reducing chronic absence. 

This resource provides an overview of chronic absence data in Connecticut, legal definitions use for attendance and promising examples of prevention or intervention that have been implemented in schools and districts in Connecticut to address issues that have led to high levels of truancy or chronic absenteeism.