Learn more about our initiatives to improve attendance and K-12 student achievement: Memo: To Students Attendance Spectrum Free Webinars Previous Events What’s News Download Full Brochure The message is simple: Based on more than 20 years of research and data, the proven conclusion is that going to school on time every day dramatically improves short-term and long-term educational success. Yes, attendance really does matter.
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There is a direct correlation between student attendance and student achievement. Poor attendance is linked to poor academic achievement. (Jones 2006) There is a positive correlation between achievement and attendance. (Saiduddine 2003) Improved rates of class attendance is associated with improved academic performance.(Moore 2005) The positive impact of good school attendance on academic achievement might be greater than people have historically thought. (Roby 2004) School attendance is necessary for the development of a student’s reading ability. (Easton & Engelhard Jr. 1982) There is a strong negative correlation between absences and final grades. “Students who want to succeed academically should attend class and teachers should encourage attendance.” (Gump 2005) There is a positive correlation between exam performance and attendance. (Marburger 2006) Small improvements in attendance are associated with large improvements in later outcomes. (Allensworth & Easton 2007) Download Full Brochure