Attendance Matters in Alabama.
Students who missed fewer than 2 days in September typically had good attendance rates for the entire year.
Half the students who missed 2-4 days in September went on to miss a month or more of school. This group missed an average of 25 days.
Nearly 9 out of 10 students who missed more than 4 days in September were chronically absent that year. These students missed an average of 70 days.