1. Early school absenteeism is an indicator of future school absenteeism
2. Absenteeism in kindergarten negatively affects a child’s ability to develop the grit and perseverance needed for academic success.
3. Early absenteeism (in kindergarten) has a significant effect on a child’s ability to learn/master reading.
4. School absenteeism rates can predict dropout rates.
5. There is a direct relationship between improved school attendance and significant academic gains.