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ERIC Number: ED530516
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 17
High School Disciplinary Responses to Student Truancy: Findings from a National Sample
Frank, Jennifer L.; Flannery, K. Brigid; Kato, Mary McGrath
Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness
Truancy is a common problem facing nearly all high schools across the nation (Baker, Sigmon, & Nugent,2001). Although estimating national truancy prevalence rates is difficult due to inconsistent definitions most current national surveys have found that 4.3% of 9th grade students, 7.5% of 10th grade students, 8.7% of 11th grade students, and 13% of 12th grade students reported skipping one or more days of school during the previous 30 days (National Center on School Engagement, 2006; National Center on Education Statistics, 2007). Although a considerable amount of work has been done to understand how individual student-level risk factors relate to truancy, far less work has examined how school responses to student truancy may affect future reoccurrence or growth in truancy rates over time. Rather than focus on individual-student risk factors, the authors examine the effectiveness of distinctive types of school disciplinary strategies in order to draw conclusions about the impact of such decisions on subsequent truancy rates. Tables are appended.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 9; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE)