Presentation on theme: "Www.AttendanceInstitute.org. Welcome Absenteeism and GPA: Exploring the top indicators of career and college readiness Symia Stigler Executive Director."— Presentation transcript:
Welcome Absenteeism and GPA: Exploring the top indicators of career and college readiness Symia Stigler Executive Director Attendance Institute AttendanceInstitute.org
Attendance Institute The Attendance Institute, is a non-profit organization on a CRUSADE to position attendance as a top priority for school, families and communities. We know that improved performance, better grades, higher levels of engagement and achievement all begin with showing up to school.
Time for Action & Investment It is time we use the extensive data and research available to inform action Time to invest: Proven and innovative strategies High quality services Staff, the right number of people at all levels www.AttendanceInstitute.org
3 Key Areas of Focus 1.Raise Awareness –Utilize the data and research available to raise attendance for all students as a top level school and community priority. 2.Build Capacity –Help districts and communities find and fund the innovative services, technical assistance and dedicated staff required to increase attendance and ultimately increase graduation rates for all students. 3.Replicate What Works– Solutions exist, we will continue to identify what works and replicate those efforts.
Changing Trends & Improving Outcomes Main goal in our work is to identify and drive solutions that: Improve achievement and graduation rates for all students Eliminate attendance and learning barriers Improve attendance Close process gaps Increase the levels of authentic engagement with families Target supplemental services to the students most in need
Featured Speaker Elaine Allensworth, PhD Lewis-Sebring Director –University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research (CCSR)