We help district leaders make
a proven impact.
We can help scale up your district's PreK–12 attendance initiatives through evidence-based attendance nudges. Our program unites behavioral science, data science, and evidence-based communication strategies to deliver personalized messages to families that are proven to prevent absences district-wide.
The program helped us reduce chronic absenteeism by 11% in the first year. What I love, and principals across the district love, is it's a low-burden, low-cost way to reduce absences. We brought back an average of 75,000 days of instruction.
Michael Romero, Superintendent, LA Unified South
across the nation.
We deliver a
reduction in chronic absenteeism.
We provide proven absence prevention across schools and grade levels.
Evident is our restorative, proven attendance nudge program. The program is rigorous in its evidence basis, research, and design—but thoughtful and supportive in its delivery. We monitor districts' attendance data. When students become at risk of learning loss, we
send supportive nudges by text and mail that provide access to support.
Our attendance nudge program combines
Target support with actionable reporting.
Proven effective for in-person
& online attendance.
Personalized, consistent outreach, in families' home language, districtwide.
Connect families to the right resource at the right moment.
Research from outreach to hundreds of thousands of families helps us provide districts with proven communication.
We don’t rely on AI to identify families who need support. Our data experts automatically enroll families as their students become at-risk.
Evident's accessible communications are personalized to help families better understand their students’ attendance, and empower them with actionable resources—all in their home language.
Evident leverages an evidence-based outreach cadence that we customize to engage families at the most impactful moments in the academic calendar.
We proactively engage the families that will benefit most.
We empower families with actionable, non-punitive information.
We communicate at an evidence-based cadence.
Over the summer of 2020, EveryDay Labs partnered with the Los Angeles Unified School District to help over 40,000 students enrolled in their remote summer school program spend more days present and engaged in learning.
A 12% reduction in absences in a given week.
After independent evaluation of two RCTs with a total of 38,584 by and out of Johns Hopkins University, our intervention was the only K–12 attendance intervention to meet the standard of “Strong Evidence.”
An in-depth look
A 10–15% reduction in chronic absence across grade levels and demographics.
We help meet ESSA's call for evidence-based interventions.
We believe evidence matters—especially when it comes to student outcomes. Evident's efficacy is evaluated through randomized controlled trials (RCTs), which are the gold standard for Strong Evidence under ESSA. Evident is proven to reduce chronic absenteeism by 10–15 percent.
Two independent evaluations.
Nine RCTs with over 200,000 students.
ESSA Strong Evidence for online and in-person attendance.
We help recapture educators' time, too.
Our unique implementation model ensures fidelity across the district, which allows us to replicate the impact of our RCTs and maximize the impact. It also ensures families and educators receive extra support with no extra lift. That means educators have more time to focus on teaching and learning, and relationships.
Attendance is a complex issue, each student faces unique barriers to attendance. As with instruction, attendance requires a multi-tier system of support with the goal of preventing as many students as possible from falling behind due to learning loss.
That goal is central to Evident's program design. The program provides seamless Tier-1 absence prevention and Tier-2 early intervention through comprehensive family outreach and support.
Attendance Works, the national leader in attendance advocacy and policy, provides districts with a three-tiered framework to reduce absenteeism.
Leverages high-impact strategies to prevent and reduces absences through effective messaging and engagement, removing barriers to attendance, and creating a positive climate with an engaging curriculum
Provides targeted support for students at-risk of chronic absenteeism or those who have already missed over ten percent of the year
Pulls in social services and community-based supports to address health and housing with personalized plans designed to address a specific student’s unique situation
Across the nation, districts implement Evident to provide seamless absence prevention and meet the evidence basis requirements of federal funding. In ADA states, Evident is proven to provide an ROI $3–5 per dollar invested in the program. Each district has a unique approach to funding attendance intervention and family supports, but here are some of the top ways districts fund our program along with the rationale for alignment.
Title I, Pt. A
Evident is proven to prevent absences in vulnerable populations that are disproportionately impacted by chronic absence. Evident provides families of these students with proactive communication that helps them connect to resources and overcome barriers to attendance.
Title V, Pt. A
Evident helps families access and navigate integrated district and community supports that promote health and wellness. Evident provides families the opportunity to address barriers to attendance from technological literacy to bullying with a multilingual Family Support Team.
Evident supports learning continuity for in-person, remote, and blended learning models and specifically helps students and families overcome barriers to learning caused by COVID-19.
Attendance in the early grades is critical to reaching early learning milestones. Evident is proven to reduce absences in the early grades, and it also helps students and families develop healthy attendance habits during these formative years.
Chronic absence correlates to lower academic achievement, graduation rates, and college enrollment. Therefore, absence prevention and intervention is a powerful strategy for increasing academic achievement. Evident is proven to prevent absences across all K–12 demographics.
dent provides a multidimensional approach to supporting positive student outcomes. It provides absence prevention and intervention, but also helps families overcome the barriers that result in absenteeism by connecting them to the right support.
Evident is funded through charitable grants from organizations such as the United Way, the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation, and the Heising-Simons Foundation. The program’s evidence-based impact and equity-driven approach help align it to grant requirements.
We provide professional learning to help districts optimize their approach to attendance and engagement. Our experts deliver content on sustainable strategies tailored to support your district’s goals along with actionable tools to implement.
Prior to delivering professional learning, we meet with district leaders to tailor our content to meet your district’s individualized needs.
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- Using behavioral science insights to effectively communicate with families
- Developing effective attendance teams
- Utilizing a multi-tiered attendance framework
- Using data to implement evidence-based strategies for each tier
- Keeping students engaged during remote learning
- Virtual; 6 sessions; 1.5 hours each
- In-person; 2 full days
- For teams of up to 30
- PL can be customized for attendance teams, principals, and district leaders
And, we provide multidimensional support.
Evident seamlessly supports any attendance MTSS.Learn More
Evident is a great use of federal funds and provides an ROI in ADA states.Learn More
We offer professional learning that is grounded in evidence-based practices.Learn More
Our evidence-based nudges change attendance.
Attendance changes student outcomes.