ERIC Number: ED387264
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Jun
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School Attendance and Grade Point Averages of Regular Education and Learning Disabled Students in Elementary Schools.
Heberling, Kerri; Shaffer, David V.
This study examined the effects of school attendance on the grade point averages (GPAs) of 70 regular education and 17 learning disabled fifth-graders in a rural school district. It found that school attendance had a significant positive influence on the regular education and learning disabled students' GPAs, indicating that absenteeism directly affects the amount of learning at the elementary school level. The study also found that specific learning disabled students' GPAs were significantly lower than the GPAs of regular education students. No significant difference was found in the rate of absence between specific learning disabled students and regular education students. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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