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Title: Can Texting Parents Improve Attendance in Elementary School? A Test of an Adaptive Messaging Strategy
Description: Chronic absence is a nationwide problem, even among young students. This report presents findings from a study that tested four versions of an adaptive text messaging strategy to see which, if any, would reduce chronic absence and improve achievement among 26,000 elementary school students. All four versions of the adaptive text messaging strategy reduced chronic absence but did not improve achievement after one school year.
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Cover Date: September 2020
Web Release: September 15, 2020
Publication #: NCEE 2020006
Center/Program: NCEE
Type of Product: Evaluation Report
Questions: For questions about the content of this Evaluation Report, please contact:
Meredith Bachman.