What does this measure?

This is a school-level measure of the percentage of students with less than six days of absences accumulated during the school year in question.

Data Source

Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) Student Records data files

Why is this important?

Research conducted by the GaDOE analyzing student-level data on attendance and achievement found that achievement is impacted beginning at the sixth day of absence—whether excused, unexcused, or suspension—and had a significant impact on both subject-specific test scores and high-school graduation rate.

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