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Attendance, Truancy, and Dropouts

Attendance, Truancy, and Dropouts

  • Answers to Frequently Asked School Attendance Questions provides concise answers with statutory references to common questions the Department of Public Instruction receives about school attendance and truancy.
  • The Department of Public Instruction features a web page, Compulsory School Attendance, that contains information about compulsory school attendance laws. Links are provided to additional resources about truancy and attendance.
  • The National Center for School Engagement provides resources concerning school attendance, attachment, and achievement, including a catalog of interventions and programs designed to improve students’ success in these three critical areas.
  • The National Dropout Prevention Centers provide knowledge and promote networking for researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and families to increase opportunities for youth in at-risk situations to receive the quality education and services necessary to graduate from high school.
  • The National High School Center provides information on Early Warning Systems which can help identify students at risk of dropping out of school.
  • The Wisconsin Dropout Early Warning System (DEWS) provides predictive scores for which middle school students will not complete high school on schedule to help guide and focus local supports and interventions.
For questions about this information, contact Julie Incitti (608) 266-0963