Chronically Absent Students: The percentage of students who are absent on 10% or more of the school days they are enrolled in for a school year
The original data comes at the school level. Our team geocoded the school locations to generate X/Y coordinates, then spatial joined each point to 2020 Census Tracts.
California Department of Education (CDE) Ed-Data/Data Quest
2017, 2018, 2019, 2021
*The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in statewide physical school closures in February/March 2020 followed by the widespread implementation of distance learning during the 2020–21 academic year. The California Department of Education (CDE) recommends caution when comparing discipline data across academic years. For this dataset, data for 2020 is unavailable due to school closures during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Why are these variables important to measure?
Chronically Absent Students
The California Education Code defines a “chronic absentee” as a student who is absent on 10 percent or more of the school days that they are enrolled in for a school year.
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