ERIC Number: ED242083
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Changes in the New Jersey Public Secondary Schools Due to the New Jersey State Board of Education Mandate to Local School Districts to Establish Attendance Policies.
Olivieri, Peter J.
The State of New Jersey mandated that local school districts establish attendance policies beginning September 1, 1981. The purpose of this study is to determine if this mandated policy has produced a significant effect on school attendance, dropout rate, and student performance. A specially developed questionnaire asked 42 principals, randomly selected from 326 New Jersey secondary schools with varying enrollments, to provide statistics on pupil attendance, dropout rate, and pupil performance for the 1980-81 school year (before the mandated attendance policy) and the 1981-82 school year (after the mandated attendance policy). In addition, the questionnaire explored the principals' attitudes toward the attendance policies and their perception of teachers' attitudes. The results showed a significant increase in school attendance and pupil performance after the institution of attendance policies and no significant change in the dropout rate. (Author/TE)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: New Jersey
Note: A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Walden University.