ERIC Number: ED102682
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Student Attendance and Absenteeism. The Practitioner, Vol. 1., No. 1.
Thomson, Scott; Stanard, David
Excessive absenteeism is a complex and continuing secondary school problem with personal, institutional, economic, and social causes. Issues of excused or unexcused absences and age of majority are complex and largely ignored by research. Research indicates absenteeism is positively correlated with the second semester, boys, older students, one-parent families, low grades, and students with low personality ratings by teachers. Cohesive families, college preparatory programs, high grades, and extra-curricular activities positively correlate with better attendance. Exemplary programs reflect strong policies that are cooperatively and consistently developed and well publicized. Nine schools with positive attendance policies are described. (DW)
Descriptors: Attendance, Attendance Patterns, Average Daily Attendance, Demonstration Programs, Discipline Policy, Governance, Research, School Attendance Legislation, School Holding Power, Secondary Education, Truancy
National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, Virginia 22091 ($0.50, single copy, Quantity discounts, Payment must accompany orders)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.