The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) requires the reporting of attendance in the MOSIS June Cycle Student Enrollment/Attendance report. This information is reported in a data field named Chronic Absenteeism. The chronic absenteeism value is a count of the number of days that a student has been absent for more than 50% of the of the school day.
SchoolInsight automatically calculates the chronic absenteeism value and includes it in the June Cycle report. You may wish to manually calculate a student’s chronic absenteeism to understand the data that is being submitted to MOSIS.
To calculate a student’s chronic absenteeism value:
- Admin Main > Student Single View > search for a student
- Attendance tab
- Check Hide Present Entries
- Count the number of days where the Hours Present is less than the 50% Hours Enrolled for that day.
Note that in the above screenshot, the student’s chronic absenteeism value is 8. This is because there are 8 days that the hours present value is less than 50% of the hours enrolled. Additionally, 10/2/2018 is excluded from the chronic absenteeism count because the hours present is greater than 3.5 or 50% of hours enrolled.