Project QuABB (Capacity building for students, companies and vocational schools involved in apprenticeship-training) has field tested software to track absenteeism. It consists of a web-based application where teachers can register students’ absences from their lessons.
The teacher has the possibility to look at absences per student and act on them. The software allows for templates making it easy to send e-mails, text messages or letters to the students’ apprenticeship company trainer or parents. It is up to the teacher to decide when to inform these different parties.
This tracking device was piloted with positive outcomes, and is expected to be mainstreamed in the near future.