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EVERY CHILD, EVERY DAY A Conversation about Attendance in Washtenaw County August 19, 2014 Scott Menzel, Superintendent Naomi Norman, Executive Director.

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1 EVERY CHILD, EVERY DAY A Conversation about Attendance in Washtenaw County August 19, 2014 Scott Menzel, Superintendent Naomi Norman, Executive Director Achievement Initiatives Washtenaw ISD

2 The Importance of Being in School

3 How are absence rates determined? Any absence from school or from a class period excused or unexcused examples: illness, skipping class, participating in school-sponsored activity, family vacation Calculated as a percent present of total time possible Example 1 Student misses 2-3 days per month = days (80-85% attendance) Example 2 Student is late once a week and misses half a day = 18 days (85% attendance)

4 What is chronic absence? Michigan Department of Education Missing 10 days a year or more (5% or more) Attendanceworks.org defined as missing 10% of a school year for any reason Missing 18 days a year (or more) Severe chronic absence Missing 20% of the school year or more Missing 36 days or more

5 Source: MiSchoolData.org

6 13,981 Students in Washtenaw County missed 10 or more days in Source: MiSchoolData.org

7 Source: MSDS Attendance Data Washtenaw County

8 Who is missing school? Which subgroups of students are impacted most? Average White student in Washtenaw County attends 171 days of school Average Black student attends 160 days of school Source: MSDS Attendance Data Washtenaw County

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10 Suspension Patterns for Students with IEPs (Special Education) Type of Disciplinary Consequence Students with IEPs in Washtenaw County Approximately 6,100 students with disabilities with 1400 discipline consequences 1037 out-of- school suspensions 352 in school suspensions 11 expulsions Source: MSDS Discipline Data Washtenaw County

11 County Average

12 In Washtenaw County : 1037 out of school suspensions for an average of 3.6 days each 3743 days of school missed Source: MSDS Discipline Data Washtenaw County

13 Where do we go from here?

14 For More Information Attendance Works: Chronic Absenteeism Report: content/uploads/2012/05/FINALChronicAbsenteeismRepo rt_May16.pdf content/uploads/2012/05/FINALChronicAbsenteeismRepo rt_May16.pdf Attendance data for all districts and schools in Michigan: For more information about this presentation and its data, please contact: Naomi Norman, Washtenaw ISD, ext


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