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Regular school attendance in Alaska

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Percent of enrolled public school students who regularly attend school by school districts in Alaska.

On June 9, 2021,
 US ED gave notification to DEED that the waiver for this accountability measure would be approved. As a result, schools that were identified for support in the 20192020 school year maintained their identification status in the 20202021 school year. These identifications were based on data from the 20182019 school year.

Regular attendance is defined as attending school for greater than 90 percent of the school days in which the student is enrolled.  Regular attendance is the opposite, or inverse, of chronic absenteeism, and is different from a school's or district's daily attendance rate which measures the percent of students attending the school or district on average each day.  

The student count included any student enrolled for at least 10 days at a specific school during the 20152016 school year whereas the student count includes only those that had been enrolled for at least one half of the school term during the 20172018, 20182019, 2020-2021*, and 2021-2022 school years.

*Because of disruptions to school operations caused by COVID-19, caution is advised when interpreting data from the 2020-2021 school year.

Data Source

Alaska Department of Education and Early Development.

"Accountability Indicators" for each school district for 20172018 and 20182019 are provided at


For school years post 2020: If the value is less than or equal to 20, the reported value for the indicator will be 0.  If the value is greater than 80, the reported value for the indicator will be 100.  The 80/20 rule has been established to protect student privacy in Alaska's smaller school districts.  However, for the system to be fair to all school districts, this suppression rule must be applied consistently to every school.

NA: Not Available; S: Suppressed for student privacy  

Last Updated

November 2023