Educator Development and Quality
Attention to Equity
Distribution of chronically absent teachers
Distribution of teachers’ level of experience across high- and low-poverty districts
About this data
The definition of teacher chronic absenteeism is a teacher who is absent 10% of school days or more out of their days employed by the school. Unlike student chronic absenteeism, in the teacher chronic absenteeism calculation, certain types of absences are not counted: professional development, pre-approved absences of more than 5 consecutive days, and half days.
Percent of educators with more than 3 years of prior experience working in a public school are considered experienced. High Poverty Districts are defined as a district where 40 percent or more of students are eligible for free and reduced price lunch. Low Poverty Districts are districts where fewer than 40 percent of students are eligible for free and reduced price lunch.