Attendance and Truancy

 

Important Attendance Terms to Know

Attendance Rate
Percentage of days present out of total days enrolled; attendance rate includes both excused and unexcused absences

Absence Rate
Percentage of days absent out of total days enrolled; absences include excused, unexcused, suspensions, and course cutting

Chronic absentee
Student who has missed 18 or more days annually (10% or more of days enrolled)

Truant
Student with one or more unexcused absences

Chronic Truant
9 or more unexcused absences per year (5% or more of days enrolled)

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