High School Absenteeism and College Persistence

Essential Question:
What are the effects of chronic absenteeism in high school on post-secondary persistence and success?

A data story previewing the linkage of data from K-12 to higher education.

Absenteeism and High School Completion

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1,843 or 20% of the students in the class of 2009 who graduated from high school in four years were chronically absent, meaning they missed at least 3½ total months of high school. 528 (85%) of the students who dropped out from the class of 2009 were chronically absent in high school.

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Note: For the purpose of this story, students were considered high school "graduates" if they Graduated with Regular, Advanced, International Baccalaureate, or Other Type of Diploma, Completed a GED Program, Completed School with Other Credential, or Transferred to a Postsecondary Education.

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