Why AMS #7: Produces better student outcomes
Part 7 of a 7-part series: 7 reasons why K-12 education is investing in an Attendance Management System (AMS).
This focuses on the equity lens of improved learning outcomes for all students. Knowing that once a student crosses past 10 – 14 absences in a year the aggregate grade point average begins to fall. After 4 years of this pattern a 3rd grade student would have missed the equivalent of half a year of instruction. Is it likely that this 3rd grader will be reading at grade level?
When students miss school, they are expected to make up what they missed and also stay on track with their assignments. This can become quickly overwhelming as they are doing double work without the context of support from their instructors. Quickly, students can become frustrated and manifest in other behaviors that alter their opportunity to achieve.
It’s no surprise that kids who come to school do better than those that don’t. Independently verified, case study analysis shows an AMS focus on continuous improvement results in higher than average graduation rates, across all subgroups.
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