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ERIC Number: ED091407
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
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Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Program Used in School Situations Characterized By High Pupil Absenteeism and Attrition.
Molina, Huberto
A study was conducted in conjunction with a year-long tryout of the SWRL English Language and Concepts Program for Spanish-Speaking children to determine the effects of periodic and seasonal absenteeism on student performance. Procedures were established for obtaining enroute criterion-referenced pupil performance and attendance data from eight participating school districts. The schools included in the analysis represent various California demographic situations: metropolitan U.S./Mexico border area, schools in a large Spanish speaking community, schools in the inner city, schools in pocket areas surrounded by English speaking communities and county schools serving migrant families. Results showed that pupils who maintained continuous contact with the instruction attained the program objectives while those who were periodically absent did not. This happened in spite of systematic procedures employed by teachers to ensure that all pupils progressed through the program without skipping an instructional segment, irrespective of absence rate. (Author/BB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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