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District Administration Top 100 Products 2016

Posted on December 01, 2016

Spotlight on school solutions: District Administration magazine readers pick top education tools, including Attention2Attendance, for powering learning processes, simplifying administrative tasks

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SI&A is closing the achievement gap: national recognition four years running

Posted on December 01, 2016

(El Dorado Hills, Calif.) School Innovations & Achievement’s groundbreaking achievement program has been recognized for the fourth straight year as a Readers Choice Top 100 product by District Administration magazine.

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5 Reasons Schools Should Measure Chronic Absence

Posted on November 03, 2016

How do you judge how good a school is? Test scores? Culture? Attendance? In the new federal education law, states are asked to use five measures of student success. The first four are dictated by the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA. Three are related to academics — like annual tests and graduation rates. The fourth measures proficiency of English language learners.

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States should use chronic absenteeism as ESSA indicator

Posted on November 02, 2016

A new white paper from the Brookings Institute suggests that states should use chronic absenteeism as the critical fifth indicator of school performance called for under the newly adopted Every Student Succeeds Act.

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Schools need real-time data on students missing class

Posted on October 20, 2016

Schools need to focus on reducing absenteeism among early learners, restrict the number of out-of-school suspensions and install real-time truancy monitoring systems, the state attorney general recommended Wednesday.

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Teachers on Special Assignment as Attendance Liaisons with Attention2Attendance

Posted on October 19, 2016

When Roughton joined the district, he also found that although the attendance clerks were responsible for sending out letters to students with high rates of absenteeism, they were not being sent. Therefore, Roughton contracted with Attention 2 Attendance (A2A) to ensure the letters went out to families.

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Report finds chronic absenteeism contributes to achievement gap

Posted on October 19, 2016

California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris says the state’s public schools are facing an “attendance crisis.” The latest release of the fourth annual In School + On Track report provides a comprehensive look at the number of California’s chronically absent and truant elementary school students and the consequences of regularly missing school.

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Barrington 220 student attendance numbers climb

Posted on September 27, 2016

Barrington School District 220 sees student attendance numbers climb after drop off: After a dip in districtwide attendance figures that put Barrington School District 220 below the state average, school officials turned to a new software program to better track absences.

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