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Parents can become empowered advocates for their children’s success in the classroom when they have access to data about their children’s progress in school. This fact sheet analyzes data from the Data for Action 2013 survey to discuss how states are supporting families by providing critical information parents can use to inform the important education decisions they make for their children.

Regular attendance is essential to succeeding in school, and chronic absence—missing excessive amounts of school for any reason—can cause students to be off track academically. Developed in partnership with Attendance Works, this fact sheet analyzes data from the Data for Action 2013 survey to discuss how states use data to monitor chronic absence.