Supporting Student Participation in 2021-22

In 2021-22, all school districts are expected to provide full-time, in-person learning for all students. Remote learning may only be used to provide continued educational opportunities: (1) for students who must be in COVID-19 isolation or quarantine, (2) to address localized outbreaks in a school or specific school district, and (3) in rare and individualized circumstances, for students with elevated risks from COVID-19 exposure due to co-habiting family members with documented vulnerability to COVID-19.

The data on this page are intended to provide transparency regarding student attendance and learning models in public school. Check out the CSDE's Chronic Absence Page for resources on supporting greater student attendance.

Monthly Attendance Report

To support attendance and engagement of students as they participate in varied school learning models, the CSDE established a new system to collect student-level attendance data on a monthly basis. This collection allows for more detailed reporting of student attendance by district, school, and student group. The following reports are the monthly summaries for the 2020-21 academic year:

District-level disaggregated data by student group along with data visualizations will be used by CSDE staff to identify and support districts where year-to-date attendance is substantially lower than in the previous school year. CSDE is also partnering with the State Education Resource Center (SERC) to build communities of practice and a system of supports for districts that bring together the latest research, national experts, and promising practices.

An interactive map and additional data files are also available below.

Statewide Attendance

Data Files

Note: Year-to-date, 173,575 (35.0%) of students have experienced at least one remote day. Of these students, the average number of remote days per student is 5.2.

*Calculations are based only on in-person school days until mid-March 2020. **Calculations include both in-person and remote days.

*Calculations are based only on in-person school days until mid-March 2020. **Calculations include both in-person and remote days.

Map of Attendance Rates for Students with High Needs, Year-to-Date (YTD) 2021-22

The Learner Engagement and Attendance Program(LEAP), will target 15 school districts across Connecticut. Through the program, support personnel will go directly to homes, to engage with families and students, help return them to a more regular form of school attendance, and assist with placement in upcoming summer camps and learning programs.

ARCHIVE: School Learning Models 2020-21

The CSDE collected the learning model employed by the district on a weekly basis in 2020-21. The reports below provide a high level summary for the week. Map and data listing are also available below.

May 31 - June 4



Fully In-Person




Fully Remote

The map below presents the status for the reporting period of May 31 - June 4. Access the detailed dataset for each district and Approved Private Special Education Program (APSEP) as CSV for Excel or see the detailed dataset description.

Map of School Learning Model (May 31 - June 4)

Health Indicators for Consideration of Learning Models

The key leading indicator to support decision-making on the level of in-person education recommended by DPH and CSDE is:

Additionally, the guidance in Addendum 4 identifies three secondary indicators:

These indicators are summarized in the following dataset: CT School Learning Model Indicators by County.

Leading and Secondary Indicators of COVID-19 Infection Levels in Communities for Consideration of Learning Models for School Reopening in Connecticut.*

Indicator Table