Indiana Developing Online Dashboard to Boost K-12 Attendance

An early warning dashboard will be available to Indiana’s K-12 districts before the 2024-2025 academic year to help identify students who are at risk of not graduating on time due to chronic absenteeism and other issues, according to a news release. Delivery to all districts is planned for the start of the 2024-2025 academic year. Some districts will pilot the tool in the weeks and months ahead, according to anews releaseand reported by govtech.com.

The dashboard will identify at-risk students as those who have less than an 80 percent chance of graduating from high school on time, according to the news release. Attendance will be among several indicators for identifying students in that category. After the tool identifies who is at risk and why, it will narrow in on areas of difficulty for the at-risk student. Factors include attendance, academic performance, disciplinary records and other issues, and will provide educators guidance for meetings with families.

“This information is intended to be shared directly with parents and families to provide support in the home as well as at school,” department spokeswoman Molly Williams wrote in an email govtech.com. “Educators will also be able to export individual indicators and profiles to guide increased discussion and engagement with families.”

An Oct. 4 presentation by state legislators is available on the Indiana Department of Educationwebsite.

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