Can You Hear Us Now? Amplifying Key Messages About the Importance of Attendance
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Exposure to language: Starting in Pre-K, attendance equals exposure to language-rich environments especially for low-income children.
Time on Task in Class: Students only benefit from classroom instruction if they are in class.
On Track for Success: Chronic absence is a proven early warning sign of academic trouble and dropping out of school.
College Readiness: Attendance patterns predict college enrollment and persistence.
Engagement: Attendance reflects engagement in learning. Effective Practice: Schools, communities and families can improve attendance when they work together.
The 5 Promises
The 5 Promises represent conditions children need to achieve adult success. The collective work of the Alliance involves keeping these promises to America’s youth. This article relates to the promises highlighted below: