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Monitoring student attendance

Understanding a school's attendance patterns and trends, enables staff to focus their attention on the times, days, individuals and groups of students for which non-attendance is an issue.

OneSchool provides schools with access to comprehensive data on every student's attendance. Early identification and addressing minor attendance issues can prevent future major attendance issues.

Individual student's attendance patterns are generally consistent from one year to the next, beginning from the Prep year. Through identifying students at risk of poor attendance early on, schools can make a difference in improving long-term attendance patterns.

Some ideas which may assist schools to monitor student absences are listed below. These ideas have been collected from Queensland schools, nationally, and internationally. Schools will need to consider local circumstances, priorities, age of students etc in determining which (if any) of these ideas might be useful in the local context:

School can use tools in OneSchool to assist with attendance monitoring. OneSchool users can access the Attendance monitoring - dashboard explanatory notes via OneSchool either on the main School Performance Intelligence dashboard screen or via the Help Menu (Help Menu > Support and Training > School Management > Performance Dashboard) for further information.

Useful links

Student attendance profile Microsoft® Word document 29K

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This page was last reviewed on 06 Sep 2013 at 02:41PM

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