Promising Practices Brief: Improving Student Engagement and Attendance During COVID-19 School Closures

An empty classroom next to a mother and daughter on the computer at home.
Insight Policy Research and American Institutes for Research
01 Jul, 2020

This promising practices brief explores the limited research on monitoring and promoting attendance and engagement during online learning and summarizes the practices used by a small sample of LEAs, including one CMO. In addition to a review of the literature relevant to engagement in online learning for K-12 students, readers will find examples of practices used to support student engagement and attendance at the teacher-level and district-level.

This paper was funded by the U.S. Department of Education national technical assistance center for addressing chronic absence, as part of its broader needs-sensing efforts.