Chronic early absences, grades K-3 in Rhode Island

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Chronic early absences, grades K-3

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Note: Non-consecutive years appear adjacent in the trend line
because one or more years have been deselected.

Definitions: For 2016-2019
Chronic early absences is the percentage of children in kindergarten through third grade (K-3) who have missed 10% of the school year (i.e., 18 days or more), including excused and unexcused absences.

For 2020-
Chronic early absences is the percentage of children in kindergarten through third grade (K-3) who have missed 10% of the school year (i.e., 12 days or more), including excused and unexcused absences.

Data Source: Rhode Island Department of Education



Footnotes: Note that these numbers may not include some children who miss more than 18 days of school but who are officially disenrolled in one district and have not yet enrolled in another district. This sometimes happens when children are homeless, live in unstable living situations, are transitioning from an out-of-home placement or miss school due to extended travel out of state or out of the country.