Yes, because the teacher conducts quizzes, oral and written reports, recitations, and debates during class, a student might fail. A student's academic performance will suffer if he or she is absent for more than 18 days in a school year. The student would be able to make up the work missed through home study or by attending classes on a regular basis. Otherwise, the student would have failed the course.
The decision to fail a student must be made by the teacher before it becomes final. For example, if a student misses most of the first week of school due to illness and there is no other evidence that the student understood the material being taught, then the teacher should give the student a make-up test when they return to class. If the student fails the make-up test, then the teacher can report the absence as failure to the parent or guardian. If the student continues to miss class, then they have failed to earn a pass/fail grade.
Students who are chronically absent may affect their ability to succeed in school. Teachers should use caution not to issue failing grades to students who are frequently absent. It is best if students with chronic problems attend a special education class where they can receive appropriate help.
Students are termed chronically absent if they miss at least 10% of the academic days that they were registered to attend. The targeted outcome for the majority of the other metrics is a high number or percentage in the current year and an increase over the previous year. For example, the rate of students reporting as making satisfactory progress toward meeting their educational goals is 88%. However many other factors influence whether or not a student is able to remain in school full time, such as family circumstances, health issues, or involvement with law enforcement.
Chronically absent students are often difficult to reach through traditional means such as telephone calls and emails. They may be absent from school because they are incarcerated, hospitalized, dying, or recovering from an injury. They may also be absent from school but doing so does not appear on their record because they are using vacation time, personal leave, or sick leave. Finally, a small but important group of students who should be attending school but aren't can be identified by looking at attendance records. These are students who have been expelled or suspended and thus are no longer permitted to attend school.
Chronically missing students are more likely to drop out of school than their peers. Only half of chronically missing students make satisfactory progress toward meeting their educational goals, compared with nearly all others.
According to research, missing 10% of school, or around 18 days in most school systems, has a detrimental impact on a student's academic achievement. That's only two days every month, and it's referred to as "chronic absence." However, if a child is absent more than 30 days in a year, that has a negative effect on their performance too.
The study also found that older students are more affected by chronic absence than younger ones. This makes sense because they have more things going on outside of school, such as jobs, sports, etc. When they miss class, it has a greater impact on their performance.
Overall, the study showed that children who come from low-income families, multiple-race groups, or those with disabilities are most likely to suffer from chronic absence. These are all groups that experience difficulty finding adequate care for themselves or their loved ones so they depend on someone else to make sure they get an education.
Chronic absence can lead to problems for students' long-term success. They are at risk of falling behind their peers who go to school regularly. This can cause stress and frustration for them, which may lead to quitting school altogether or using drugs and alcohol to calm down.