- Erica Peterson
Why AMS #1: Families Receive the Same experience from K-12
Part 1 of a 7-part series: 7 reasons why K-12 education is investing in an Attendance Management System (AMS).
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
The power of habit is critical to attendance. Showing up is a habit that can only be developed by doing.
A generational bubble has emerged due to the pandemic. Current Kindergarteners, 1st graders and 2nd graders have never experienced a full year of a “normal” instructional setting and have not developed the habit of showing up. The same can be said for our secondary students. We need to rebuild habits and rebuild the confidence of our students and parents – habits are built over time and a long-term plan is required.
An effective Attendance Management System (AMS) amplifies the importance of attendance across the entire organization. It ensures every family has the same type of consistent experience with their campus interactions – positive, timely, encouraging, supportive, engaging – that develops a partnership between families and their schools to get and keep kids in school. This is also an equity trigger as students of color have often more pronounced poor attendance habits.
Part 2 next week: System Design Matters
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