Kickboard Professional Services

Chronic Absenteeism Systems Audit and Recommendations

AUDIENCE

Principal and Leadership Team

OVERVIEW

More than 7 million students are chronically absent from school leaving them at risk both academically as well as socially and emotionally. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires states to have a non-academic measure, and absenteeism is an important one to use. 

The unique focus that Kickboard has on improving climate and culture can drive significant increases in school attendance and the reduction of student dropouts. Kickboard Coaches will facilitate your team as you discover the underlying root causes of chronic absenteeism and guide you in using data to identify, monitor and support your campus on the journey of having students Show Up! 

CHALLENGES ADDRESSED

  • Understanding the difference between chronic absenteeism and truancy and why it matters
  • Identifying students who are at risk for chronic absenteeism
  • Analyzing existing attendance data and how to effectively use data to increase attendance
  • Classroom engagement that encourages student daily attendance

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

  • A comprehensive report of current systems and written recommendations for improving and progress monitoring chronic absenteeism
  • Kickboard Attendance Survey results for continued areas of improvement

FORMAT

Two 1-Hour Planning Meetings (Virtual) +

Full-Day (6 hrs) in-person collaborative session

Kickboard has made a huge difference. We reduced disciplines by 44% in just 18 weeks. If I go to another campus and come back to ours, I can see and hear the difference. It’s so positive here and that’s changing the culture of our school. This not only improves students’ behavior but it improves their academic performance as well.
— KASIE JACKSON, ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL - DALLAS ISD