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ERIC Number: ED544570
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
What Works Clearinghouse Quick Review: "Meeting the Challenge of Combating Chronic Absenteeism: Impact of the NYC Mayor's Interagency Task Force on Chronic Absenteeism and School Attendance and Its Implications for Other Cities"
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This study examined the effectiveness of an intervention designed to reduce rates of chronic student absenteeism in New York City public schools. The study authors reported that schools participating in the intervention experienced greater reductions in rates of student chronic absenteeism than the comparison schools. Students who attended the participating schools were less likely to be chronically absent or severely chronically absent than students in comparison schools. The authors used a comparison group research design to examine the effectiveness of this program. As such, the study could "meet WWC evidence standards with reservations" but additional information is needed to determine whether the analytic samples were equivalent at baseline. A more thorough review (forthcoming) will determine the rating for the study and report more fully on its results. [The following study is the focus of this "Quick Review": Balfanz, R., & Byrnes, V. (2013). "Meeting the challenge of combating chronic absenteeism: Impact of the NYC Mayor's Interagency Task Force on Chronic Absenteeism and School Attendance and its implications for other cities." Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins School of Education.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: What Works Clearinghouse (ED)
Identifiers - Location: New York