ERIC Number: ED172325
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Attendance Patterns. Technical Report No. 7 of a Study of School Calendars.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Research.
This report, the seventh in a series concerning school calendars, examines teacher attendance patterns. Pupil attendance falls off from the September high point to reach a low point in February, whereupon the trend is reversed through June. Outside temperature and student patterns are similar. A sample of New York State public school districts was chosen to represent the four major heating degree zones, and rural, suburban, and city community types. From an original sample of 38 districts, 14 supplied the necessary data. About 7,000 teachers are included in the survey. Generally speaking, the teacher attendance pattern does not resemble that of the students. Though both show a decrease for the first three months, the similarity is lost from then to year-end. Too, there is little similarity among the patterns of the degree zone and community type groups. Since teacher attendance seems to be so little related to time of year and to yearly temperature patterns, it would appear that school calendar changes would have little effect on teacher attendance. (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Research.
Identifiers - Location: New York