Purpose: This task force developed Every School Day Counts: The Forum Guide to Collecting and Using Attendance Data, which includes an exhaustive and mutually-exclusive list of attendance codes to provide the basis for accurate comparisons between districts and states. The product also presents real-life examples of how attendance information has been used by school districts.
Janet Emerick, Lake Central School Corporation (IN);
M. Francie Gilmore-Dunn, Mississippi Department of Education;
Patricia High, Oklahoma State Department of Education;
Brad James, Vermont Department of Education;
Alvin Larson, Meriden Board of Education (CT);
Nancy Blair Loudat, North Clackamas Schools (OR);
Kristina Martin, Macomb Intermediate School District (MI);
Janice Petro, Colorado Department of Education;
Linda Rocks, Bossier Parish Schools (LA);
William Smith, Sioux Falls School District (SD)
Chair: William Smith, Sioux Falls School District (SD)
NCES Staff: Ghedam Bairu
Support: Alyssa Alston, Council of Chief State School Officers
Publications of the National Forum on Education Statistics do not undergo the formal review required for products of the National Center for Education Statistics. The information and opinions published here are the product of the National Forum on Education Statistics and do not necessarily represent the policy or views of the U.S. Department of Education or the National Center for Education Statistics.