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Why Address Absenteeism?
As early as 6th grade, absenteeism can predict whether a student will drop out, Johns Hopkins University research shows. Other early indicators include poor grades in core courses and behavior leading to suspensions.
Even students who miss just 10 days a year are less likely to graduate and less likely to enroll in college, the Hopkins research shows.
A statewide study in Utah found that a student who is chronically absent in any year between 8th and 12th grade is 7.4 times more likely to drop out.
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