Early Warning Systems provide powerful tools for to shift educator practice in order to ensure that students stay on track for key academic milestones. By combining real-time predictive data with a coordinated response system, educators can identify and proactively engage students who may not be receiving the support necessary to stay on track for key academic milestones at both individual and system levels. PSESD is committed to providing regional support and technical assistance to support shifting educator practice and beliefs to ensure that all students achieve at high levels.
Attendance has been proven to be one of the most powerful predictors of academic achievement and can have a dramatic impact on key milestones, including third grade reading, ninth grade achievement, high school graduation, and postsecondary persistence. Chronic absenteeism is missing 10% of school, regardless of the reason. A focus on chronic absenteeism examines the link between loss of class time, academic achievement, and educator practice, including cultivating authentic relationships with students, families, and community organizations. An awareness of chronic absenteeism and its potential impact will empower students, families, and communities to make informed decisions regarding missing school.