How to Strike at the Roots of Your Local Chronic Absenteeism Challenges using Odysseyware
Chronic Absenteeism has taken center-stage as a core challenge in America’s fight to raise student academic performance. Under ESSA’s pivotal “5th Indicator” most states have chosen to use efforts to reduce Chronic Absenteeism as a principal measure or component of School Quality.
The challenge is that Chronic Absenteeism measures an event that has already occurred. A student has to miss a day of school before it can be counted. The damage to student and school is effectively complete before we get the statistic!
The two biggest questions related to Chronic Absenteeism are:
- How do we prevent the damage caused by chronic absenteeism?
- How can we strike the problem at its roots to prevent it in the first place?
Students need to be in the learning environment before either students or educators can begin to succeed.
Odysseyware is proud to be an important voice in the fight against Chronic Absenteeism. Our work with researchers, students, educators, and thought leaders allows us to understand and broaden the role that technology plays in reaching every student in meaningful, engaging ways. In the chaotic and quickly evolving world of the federal ESSA requirements and state accountability plans, Odysseyware provides a trusted resource helping educators respond and innovate as new needs arise.
CEO, Acumen Partners