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Chonic absenteeism in US studies had doubled since before COVID - June 2024

Chronic Absenteeism - MD Edge

  • "This is surprising and concerning, given that prior to the pandemic the rate of chronic absenteeism nationwide was 15%,
    but during the 2021-22 school year this doubled to 30% and it has not declined.
    In fact, in some states the chronic absenteeism rate is 40%"
  • "Chronic absenteeism is a metric defined as a student absent for 15 days or more, which comes out to around 10% of the school year.
    Chronic absenteeism has been used as a predictor of the student dropout rate.""