The Opportunity

Valuable Attendance Insight

Root Cause Analysis


High-School has a big jump for ‘Top Absence Days’

2018-19 2017-18 % Increase
Top 10% Days 21.04% 16.01% 31.42%
ELL 16.10% 15.73% 2.35%
SpecEd 17.87% 17.07% 4.69%
Hispanic 14.65% 13.30% 10.15%
Non-Hispanic 9.77% 9.02% 8.31%
Overall 12.80% 11.68% 9.59%

Elementary School – 8 has a big jump for both ‘English Learner’ and ‘Top Absence Days’

2018-19 2017-18 % Increase
Top 10% Days 12.22% 10.02% 21.96%
ELL 6.32% 5.11% 23.68%
SpecEd 7.52% 7.62% -1.31%
Hispanic 6.90% 6.03% 14.43%
Non-Hispanic 5.87% 5.26% 11.60%
Overall 6.51% 5.74% 13.41%

Middle School – 2 has a big jump for ‘Special Education’ students

2018-19 2017-18 % Increase
Top 10% Days 13.20% 12.51% 5.52%
ELL 9.25% 8.01% 15.48%
SpecEd 10.19% 8.27% 23.22%
Hispanic 8.76% 7.60% 15.26%
Non-Hispanic 6.14% 5.94% 3.37%
Overall 7.77% 6.97% 11.48%

Elementary School – 10 continues to have the highest Absence Rate of all Elementary Schools

2018-19 2017-18 % Increase
Top 10% Days 14.18% 12.56% 12.90%
ELL 6.74% 6.22% 8.36%
SpecEd 8.04% 7.06% 13.88%
Hispanic 7.58% 6.68% 13.47%
Non-Hispanic 6.28% 5.91% 6.26%
Overall 7.09% 6.39% 10.95%

Data-Driven Decision Making

  • Aggregate data for in-depth analysis of attendance performance
  • Compare attendance performance :
    • among schools
    • among student sub-groups
    • between actual and forecast periodically throughout the school year
  • Target student groups for effective absence management and interventions
  • Measure the attendance results for students by interventions
  • Monitor student attendance trend and to alerts on abnormal patterns to ensure adherence to attendance intervention policy
  • Automate reporting of Average Daily Attendance and Chronic Absence for compliance reporting.

Our Approach

Connected planning improves outcomes with efficiency and with sustainability

  • Plan attendance results with model design and target setting
  • Manage intervention by prioritizing student groups to optimize attendance improvements
  • Monitor to ensure exceptional attendances patterns are detected and resolved in timely fashion
  • Review to compare results with set targets and take corrective actions