ERIC Number: ED553161
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Why September Matters: Improving Student Attendance. Policy Brief
Olsen, Linda S.
Baltimore Education Research Consortium
This brief examines absences in September and students' attendance over the rest of the year. Attendance should be addressed before it becomes problematic. Chronic absenteeism, missing more than 20 days of a school year, is an early indicator of disengagement. High absence rates have negative consequences not only for individual students, but also for classroom instruction and school climate. These results suggest that schools need to pay attention to student attendance from the earliest days in September, and intervene to get students back on track quickly.
Descriptors: Attendance Patterns, Learner Engagement, At Risk Students, Intervention, Correlation, Urban Schools, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Time
Baltimore Education Research Consortium. 2701 North Charles Street Suite 300, Baltimore, MD 21218. Tel: 410-516-4044; Web site: http://www.baltimore-berc.org
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research-practitioner Partnerships
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Sponsor: Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation; Aaron and Lillie Straus Foundation; Wright Family Foundation
Authoring Institution: Baltimore Education Research Consortium (BERC)
Identifiers - Location: Maryland