Presentation on theme: "Absence Reasons Study Amy Wiseman, Susan Dawson, Mohan Rao 06/11/13 Health & Community Student Attendance Academic Achievement Individual, Family Outcomes."— Presentation transcript:
Absence Reasons Study Amy Wiseman, Susan Dawson, Mohan Rao 06/11/13 Health & Community Student Attendance Academic Achievement Individual, Family Outcomes
Summit Agenda Introductions Attendance in Central Texas Absence Reasons Study methods High level findings Discussion of high level findings Detailed findings for action Discussion of potential community actions Share big ideas and next steps
E 3 Alliance uses objective data and focused community collaboration to align our education systems so all students succeed and lead Central Texas to economic prosperity Mission E 3 Alliance is a Catalyst For Educational Change in Central Texas E 3 serves as the Central Texas regional P-16 Council
MISSION AND PURPOSE COH enables communities to visualize the health of their neighborhoods, identify assets and needs, unearth and nurture opportunities for collaborative change and monitor outcomes over time through GIS mapping and related analysis applied to public and privately held data sets.
THANK YOU COH Board of Directors Seton Healthcare Family* St. Davids Foundation* Central Health* University of Texas* Lone Star Circle of Care* City of Austin* Austin Independent School District H-E-B* Early Childhood Community E3 Alliance Lifeworks Housing Authority of the City of Austin Communities in Schools of Central Texas * Denotes funding member
THANKS! Aliya Hussaini Brenda Richmond Ellen Richards Eric Metcalf Elsa Hinojosa Freddie McFarland Jesse Simmons John-Michael Cortez Katherine Wright Lynda Acosta Maureen Britton Rachel Ladov Rosamaria Murillo Ruth Roberts Sally Freeman Sari McCoy Susan Millea Stephen Pont Tracy Diggs Lunoff Todd Hemingson Advisory Board Members:
Absence Reasons Study Participation Trained study personnel to collect detailed codes with consistency Proactively introduced study to parents –Parents reached for 93% of absences –Only 0.5% of parents (1 in 200) opted out
Overall Conclusions Nearly half of absences due to acute illness Geographical location of hotspots vary widely by absence reason Amount of health related absences over time vary with acute illness outbreaks Amount of non-health related absences relatively consistent over time % of health-related absences where student receiving treatment depends on absence reason
Overall Conclusions % of absences mostly in proportion to % of population for –School district membership (but asthma in Pflugerville) –Special education status –English Language Learner status (except skipping) % of absences mostly disproportionate to % of population for –Chronic absenteeism –Gender –Income status –At-risk status –School level –Ethnicity (only for some absence reasons)
Conclusions Populations to concentrate community services –Low income and students at-risk of dropping out –9 th to 10 th graders and grades leading up to those –Students with chronic absenteeism in any grade Absence reasons to concentrate community services –Chronic Illness –Skipping –What else?
DISCUSSION AND ACTION PLANNING In your issue area, what specific actions can we take as a community to decrease absenteeism, impacting both student achievement and family health? As a table, come up with one Big Idea to share Be ready to report back to the group!!
Student Health Student Attendance Academic Achievement Individual, Family Outcomes The conclusions of this research do not necessarily reflect the opinions or official position of the Texas Education Agency, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, or the State of Texas.