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Chronic Absence

Resources 

Chronic Absenteeism Among Students Experiencing Homelessness in America School Years 2016-17 to 2020-21 

This 2022 report from the National Center for Homeless Education examines chronic absenteeism among students experiencing homelessness using data from school years 2016-17 through 2018-19.

National Center for Homeless Education: Chronic Absence webpage

This National Center for Homeless Education webpage provides informational and practical resources on addressing chronic absence among and supporting regular school attendance for students experiencing homelessness.

SchoolHouse Connection: Supporting the Attendance of Students Experiencing Homelessness webpage

This SchoolHouse Connection webpage recommends strategies and tools for addressing chronic absence among and supporting regular school attendance for students experiencing homelessness.

Sample Materials 

University of South Florida: Reasons for Chronic Absenteeism Student Survey

In order to match interventions efficiently and effectively to student needs, there is a need for reliable and valid data that provide sufficient information to understand the various challenges students experience related to school attendance and absenteeism. The University of South Florida's Reasons for Chronic Absenteeism (RCA) Survey was developed and underwent extensive validation processes including an expert panel review, student reviewers, and a national validation study to ensure the technical adequacy of the items and instrument.