The South Central Service Cooperative and Education Renewal Zones (in partnership with ADE, Attendance Works, and the Arkansas
Campaign for Grade-Level Reading) will deliver a series of professional development
opportunities focusing on attendance, a key ESSA indicator. This technical workshop is
designed for district and school administrators, teachers, and other personnel to address
chronic absenteeism. School teams will analyze attendance data and collaboratively develop
campus-based strategies to improve attendance.
The objectives of the workshop are to:
? Enhance their understanding of chronic absence;
? Focus on the unique circumstances of attendance on the elementary grade levels;
? Highlight the correlation between attendance and school wide goals;
? Understand the philosophy and functionality of the attendance team;
? Examine a multi-tiered approach to address chronic absences; and
? Use chronic absence data to determine attendance goals and interventions.