A recent post on Education Week’s Teaching Now blog addresses the impact that teacher absences have on student achievement. The post follows the release of the Center for American Progress report entitled Teacher Absence as a Leading Indicator of Student Achievement.
An excerpt from the Teaching Now blog:
The report says that, due to administrative expenses and substitute pay, teacher absences cost schools “a minimum of $4 billion annually.” It also also cites research finding that “every 10 absences” lowers “average mathematics achievement equivalent to the difference between having a novice teacher and one with a bit more experience.”
Click here to read the blog post.