Chronic Absentee

A "chronic absentee" has been defined in California Education Code (EC) Section 60901(c)(1) as "a pupil who is absent on 10 percent or more of the school days in the school year when the total number of days a pupil is absent is divided by the total number of days the pupil is enrolled and school was actually taught in the regular day schools of the district, exclusive of Saturdays and Sundays."

For the purposes of DataQuest, a student is considered chronically absent if they had greater than 30 days of expected attendance and are absent (includes both excused and unexcused absences) 10 percent or more of the scheduled days.

For purposes of the Accountability Dashboard, a student is considered chronically absent if they attended the school, had greater than 30 days of expected attendance and are absent (includes both excused and unexcused absences) 10 percent or more of the scheduled days.