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ERIC Number: ED571695
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 96
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3397-3582-5
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The Impact of Excused versus Unexcused Absences on Academic Student Achievement among Hispanic Economically Disadvantaged Elementary Students
Blankenship, Jill M.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Lamar University - Beaumont
This study tested to determine if a relationship existed between excused versus unexcused absences on STAAR reading and math scale scores for Hispanic, economically disadvantaged third through fifth grade elementary students in a rural South Texas school district. Research questions included: 1) Is there a relationship between excused absences and academic achievement on the STAAR Reading test for economically disadvantaged Hispanic students in grades 3, 4, and 5 in rural South Texas? 2) Is there a relationship between unexcused absences and academic achievement on the STAAR Reading test for economically disadvantaged Hispanic students in grades 3, 4, and 5 in rural South Texas? 3) Is there a relationship between unexcused absences and academic achievement on the STAAR Reading test for economically disadvantaged Hispanic students in grades 3, 4, and 5 in rural South Texas? 4) Is there a relationship between excused absences and academic achievement on the STAAR Mathematics test for economically disadvantaged Hispanic students in grades 3, 4, and 5 in rural South Texas? The delineated sample (N = 165) consisted of students who took both the STAAR reading and mathematics assessment and were coded Hispanic and economically disadvantaged for the 2014-2015 school year. Although limited relationships existed, local districts must evaluate attendance patterns further than just absence types for continuous academic improvement for 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: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Grade 5; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas