Digital Backpack: Resources to Address

Chronic Absenteeism in Your Community

In the 2020-2021 school year—the most recent year for which federal data is available—14.7 million students nationwide were chronically absent, nearly doubling prepandemic rates. Studies have shown that students who are chronically absent—missing more than fifteen days of school a year—face serious risk of falling farther behind. Encouragingly, we know that taking a data-driven, comprehensive approach that engages students and their families can help solve this problem.

The National Partnership for Student Success Support Hub at the Johns Hopkins Everyone Graduates Center has curated a dynamic digital backpack of resources to support schools and districts in addressing chronic absence challenges in their communities. By detailing key considerations on how to identify and implement evidence-based supports and offering links to high-quality resources, this digital backpack sets up districts, schools, and partners for more effective execution, ultimately increasing outcomes for students.

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