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Chronic absenteeism in Kentucky

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Why This Indicator Matters

All students need to attend school regularly in order to learn and develop the skills they need to become successful adults. A growing body of research suggests that absenteeism is linked to lower academic achievement and serves as an early warning sign for dropping out of school.
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Definition and Source



Chronic absenteeism is the number and percent of students that missed 10 percent or more days in a school year.

Data Source

Kentucky Department of Education, School Report Card data.


Count includes both excused and unexcused absences.

Updated 12/3/2019

Indicator will be updated soon.

Last Updated

December 2019