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ERIC Number: ED527028
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 123
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1245-2276-0
Student Perceptions of School Attendance at Alternative High Schools in Texas
Ogea, Angelique
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Lamar University - Beaumont
This study was designed to investigate alternative high school students' perceptions of attendance and to determine if a relationship existed among those perceptions, student attendance rates, and Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) mathematics scores. Using survey methods, data were collected from 76 high school students who attended four different alternative schools in central and east Texas. Results of the study showed that there was a relationship between student attendance rates and TAKS mathematics scores. Results suggested that participants believed school was important in order to earn a diploma. Most student participants perceived that having a high school diploma would be beneficial in gaining employment. Although participants found school important, almost one in four participants chose not to attend school because they did not feel like it. Results of this study may have implications for alternative high schools and educators working with at-risk students. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas