CAN Equity Blog

Absenteeism and Mobility Interrupt Student Learning

Missing school and changing schools within the same school year impact students’ ability to learn. The E3 Alliance has released new data on the impacts of mobility and chronic absenteeism on student outcomes.
Low-income students have higher rates of student mobility than non low-income students and are more likely to be chronically absent.  The E3 research shows impacts on progress in math and in graduation rates.
Possible actions school districts can take include addressing attendance issues early, identifying what is driving students to change schools or to not attend, and aligning curriculum and policies across districts.