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ERIC Number: ED546476
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
Time Series in Education: The Analysis of Daily Attendance in Two High Schools
Koopmans, Matthijs
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, Apr 8-12, 2011)
This presentation discusses the use of a time series approach to the analysis of daily attendance in two urban high schools over the course of one school year (2009-10). After establishing that the series for both schools were stationary, they were examined for moving average processes, autoregression, seasonal dependencies (weekly cycles), outliers and heteroscedasticity. Seasonal dependencies were significant in both schools. In addition, contrary to what the traditional attendance statistics (mean, median, range) would lead one to expect, attendance differs appreciably in the two schools, with expanding variance and predictable Friday plunges in one school, and a clear trend toward lower attendance in days preceding holidays and vacations in the other.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A