Absenteeism and Dropout Prevention


There is a shift in the way we implement student supports. The shift is from risk to resilience that comes from scientific, evidence-based research and data. To support educational leaders in their efforts as resiliency practitioners in the field of education and to achieve the ultimate goal of supporting the health and well-being of the whole student, we offer key components of support in resiliency and school culture. Those concerned with the well-being of the whole student have come to a consensus that schools need to incorporate as part of their structure of goals, curriculum, and instruction systematic effort to promote students' social-emotional competencies and positive character development. A resilient school culture can be a vehicle for the development of success for students.


Ensuring success in school is helping students get into the habit of attending school every day. Improving school attendance improves success in school. If schools are to improve educational achievement, they will need to address chronic absenteeism. 

Utah Education Network (UEN)

Dropout Prevention

Dropout Prevention is a collective effort of the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to implement strategies and practices with key components of interventions to reduce dropout rates. The guide provides support to improve access to educational opportunities for each student and offer a wide range of resources to increase graduation rates.


Utah State Legislature:

Utah Office of Administrative Rules:


Dropout Prevention in Utah: Strategies and Resources
Highlights schools and programs in Utah that are implementing interventions consistent with the six recommendations from the Institute for Education Sciences (IES) Practice Guide: Dropout Prevention


Corby Eason
Education Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7863 | E-mail