Resource: Equity as an Essential Component for Better Attendance

This discussion guide (PDF, 13 pages) helps state and local education agency (SEA and LEA) teams identify and consider changes to attendance policies and practices to better align them with equity considerations. The guide invites teams to explicitly focus on one or more groups of students as part of increasing equity in attendance-related work. In addition to considering family income or socioeconomic status of student groups, the guide encourages consideration of other student groups that chronic absenteeism may disproportionately affect, including students grouped by racial/ethnic identity, physical or cognitive ability, and/or circumstances such as housing stability. Learn more (PDF, 13 pages).