ERIC Number: ED203499
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
A Longitudinal Record of Elementary School Absence and Achievement.
Easton, John Q.; Engelhard, George, Jr.
Elementary school attendance and achievement data were collected from the records of a random sample of 1,200 Chicago students. There were complete longitudinal data sets for 333 students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Student absence was highest in kindergarten and decreased until fourth grade; absence rates were approximately constant from fifth to seventh grades and increased again in eighth grade. The linear and quadratic trends of the absence curve are statistically significant. Girls were absent more than boys, but the differences are not significant. There are significant correlations between absence and student grades, but not between absence and standardized test scores. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).