A Closer Look at Attendance of African American Males in OUSD

Released: October 29, 2012

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This report, A Closer Look at Attendance of African American Males (AAM) in OUSD, examines data, best practices, and policies related to attendance and chronic absence and offers recommendations for reducing the levels of chronic absence for AAM in OUSD. The report analyzes one year of attendance data (2010-2011) for AAM in OUSD, looking at chronic absence by grade level, types of absence, and reasons given for absence, as well as comparing rates of chronic absence for AAMs to other male groups in OUSD. Also examined and analyzed are reasons for attendance disparities for AAMs and recommendations for addressing them from a survey of research literature.