This layer displays information about chronic absenteeism from the U.S. Department of Education Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC). According to the CRDC, a chronically absent studentis a student who is absent 15 or more school days during the school year. A student is absent if he or she is not physically on school grounds and is not participating in instruction or instruction-related activities at an approved off-grounds location for at least half the school day.Each day that a student is absent for 50 percent or more of the school day should be counted. Any day that a student is absent for less than 50 percent of the school day should not be counted. The number of absences is based on the totalnumber of school days absent. Chronically absent students include students who areabsent for any reason (e.g., illness, suspension, the need to care for a family member), regardless of whether absences areexcused or unexcused.
School-district data are aggreagted from school-level records. Calculated percentages only reflect chronic absenteeism among schools within the district with valid (unsupressed) data. For more information, please see the definitions for Chronic Student Absenteeism from the CRDC Survey.