What does research say about strategies to improve teacher attendance?

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The Request

During December 2016, a legislative staff member from Alabama contacted the educator effectiveness team to request relevant research about strategies districts use to encourage teachers to take fewer leave days during the school year.

Our Response

Our team created a briefing that summarizes available research about the impact of teacher absenteeism and features districts in the SREB region that implemented teacher attendance incentive programs. The briefing also explores specific ways state policymakers can support districts with efforts to improve teacher attendance.

Improving Teacher Attendance: State and District Options