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Every School Day Counts: The Forum Guide to Collecting and Using Attendance Data
NCES 2009-804
February 2009

Appendix A: Attendance Codes by Reasons for Student Absences

The chart on the following pages presents a crosswalk of the taxonomy and reasons for student absences provided by state statutes and Forum members. The information is not exhaustive, and there may be additional examples not presented in the chart.

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PRESENT
S: State Statute or report    
D: District report
  1A 1B 1C 1D 1E
STATES In school, regular instructional program Nontraditional school setting, regular instructional program Disciplinary action, receiving instruction Out of school, regular instructional program activity Out of school, school-approved extracurricular or cocurricular activity
Alabama   S      
Alaska   S S    
American Samoa          
Arizona S S,D S D  
Arkansas S       S
California          
Colorado   S S S  
Connectinut          
Delaware          
Disctrict of Columbia          
Florida   S      
Georgia          
Guam          
Hawaii   S      
Idaho          
Illinois          
Indiana         S
Iowa          
Kansas          
Kentucky   S     S
Louisiana          
Maine         S
Maryland          
Massachusetts          
Michigan   S,D D D D
Minnesota     D   D
Mississippi     S S S
Missouri          
Montano     S    
Nebraska          
Nevada   S      
New Hampshire          
New Jersey          
New Mexico          
New York          
North Carolina          
North Dakota          
Ohio          
Oklahoma   S   S  
Oregon          
Pennsylvania S     S S
Puerto Rico          
Rhode Island          
South Carolina          
South Dakota          
Tennessee   S      
Texas          
Utah         S
Vermont          
Virgin Islands          
Virginia S       S
Washington D   D    
West Virginia   S S S S
Wisconsin S S S S  
Wyoming          

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