Fourth graders who are chronically absent from school in the United States

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Definitions: Fourth-graders were counted as chronically absent if they gave a response greater than three to the following question:  How many days were you absent from school in the last month?

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, national Center for Education Statistics.  National Assessment of Educational Progress Assessments (NAEP), 2013, 2011, 2009, 2007, 2005, 2003 Mathematics Assessments.  Accessed through the NAEP Data Explorer, at

Footnotes: Updated October 2015.

S - Estimates suppressed when the reporting standards were not met.