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Schoolwide Strategies for Supporting Student Attendance and Engagement

This session will provide participants with an overview of the most up to date national trends in chronic absenteeism and opportunities to identify and explore whole-school strategies and supports they could use to improve attendance in their district or school. The session will open with a discussion of national attendance data and provide time for participants to reflect on attendance trends using their local attendance data. Presenters will discuss the importance of whole-school strategies to improve attendance and explore the intersection of supports between state and local educational agencies, including how to coordinate supports between the state, district, and school. The session will conclude with exploring two research-based, schoolwide strategies for improving attendance: family engagement and school connectedness. Participants will identify the role these strategies might play in their education context and engage with presenters on the content of the session.

This talk was presented at:
2024 National ESEA Conference
February 2024 in Portland, OR
Dr. Jarle Crocker

Dr. Jarle Crocker is a Principal Research Associate at Westat. He is the Project Director for the Student Engagement and Attendance Center and the Promise Neighborhoods Program Technical Assistance project. He has over 20 years of experience providing training, technical assistance, and management support for federal grants and other funders to improve education and human services for children and families. He has extensive technical knowledge of performance measurement, outcomes-based planning, organizational change processes, service integration strategies, data analysis, and leadership development. Dr. Crocker has worked with nonprofits and coalitions of community-based stakeholders to build policy agendas, design governance structures to manage collaborative initiatives, and facilitate complex planning processes. He has a PhD in Conflict Resolution from George Mason University.

Dr. Tracey Scott

Dr. Tracey Scott is a Group Leader in the Office of Program and Grantee Support Services at the U.S. Department of Education. In this role, she provides leadership for the Department's Student Engagement and Attendance Center and Equity Assistance Centers. Dr. Scott began her career in education as a school counselor and later went on serve in multiple roles at the district-level, providing training and support to schools in areas such as attendance, college access, mental health, and school counseling services. For over the past 15 years; Dr. Scott has focused her work on promoting equity where she has led program evaluation, data analysis, and strategic planning efforts to ensure all students have access to college and careers. Dr. Scott earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Howard University, and a doctoral degree in education from George Mason University.

Sara Frazelle

Sarah Frazelle is a senior researcher at AIR, focusing on projects related to college and career readiness and success and is the Co-Director for the Student Engagement and Attendance Center. Over the past 15 years, she has focused on improving student attendance and engagement, developing and providing technical assistance to schools and districts on braiding quantitative and qualitative data to create action plans for equitable student outcomes. She also has built partnerships to collaborate with native communities to develop culturally responsive student support systems; led collaborations with state and local education agencies to identify data for program evaluation and evaluate data quality; and provided problem solving, analytic technical assistance, and research and evaluation support through the lens of equity. Frazelle holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Kansas.