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Reasons for Chronic Absenteeism Among Secondary Students

When looking at why students miss school, go straight to the source and ask them!  Gathering the data will help to create the proper interventions to support your school community.

The survey, Reasons for Chronic Absenteeism Among Secondary Students, by Amber Humm Brundage and Jose Castillo at the University of South Florida shows the most common reasons that students miss school.

Use the survey at your school to gather data on why students are absent so you can plan supports accordingly.

Topic
  • Community building
  • Positive youth development
  • Student engagement
Type
  • Report (policy, research)
  • Survey
  • Tool
Role
  • Educator
  • Intermediary
  • Principal
  • School Leader
Section
  • The Comeback
  • Attendance
  • Working With Students