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Fourth-graders who are chronically absent from school by race and ethnicity in United States

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Fourth-graders were counted as chronically absent if they gave a response of three or greater to the following question:  How many days were you absent from school in the last month?

Data Source

U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics. National Assessment of Educational Progress Assessments (NAEP), 2022, 2019, 2017, 2015, 2013, 2011, 2009, 2007, 2005, 2003 Mathematics Assessments. Accessed through the NAEP Data Explorer, at


Updated November 2022.
S - Estimates suppressed when the reporting standards were not met. 
All racial categories are mutually exclusive. When no race/ethnicity was indicated, racial category was imputed.

Last Updated

November 2022