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ERIC Number: ED423224
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Oct-2
Pages: 12
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Attendance and Grade Point Average: A Study.
Strickland, Vinnie P.
This study investigated the correlation between attendance and grade point average among high school juniors, hypothesizing that there would not be a significant correlation between the two. The sample consisted of 32 students randomly selected from among 172 high school students enrolled in a Chicago public school during school years 1995-1996 and 1994-1995. The study involved a pretest-posttest design using school records of attendance and grade point averages for target years. Data analysis indicated that there was a statistically significant positive correlation between days present and grade point average in the first year of the study and a moderate positive correlation between the two in the second year of the study. The results show that attendance may have a sizable impact on grade point average. The findings are in relative concurrence with related literature. The paper makes recommendations based on the study results. (Contains 17 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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