Attendance in the Early Grades

  • Chronic absenteeism is defined as missing 10% of the school year—about 18 days a year or just two days every month. Chronic absenteeism in kindergarten can predict lower test scores, poor attendance and retention in later grades, especially if the problem persists for more than a year.

    Check out this infographic to learn more about who is affected, why it matters, and what families can do.