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ERIC Number: EJ795671
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 5
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0740-7874
It's Not Being Absent that Affects a Student's Achievement; Florida Data Show It's Whether the Absences Are Excused or Unexcused
Clement, Russell W.
ERS Spectrum, v24 n2 p24-32 Spr 2006
Student absenteeism in Broward County Public Schools was examined longitudinally from 1998-99 through the first semester of the 2003-04 school year. Historically, secondary students tend to register more excused and unexcused absences than elementary students; however, data from this study show overall absence rates have declined. Findings reveal the majority of absences registered by elementary students were excused; unexcused absences increased through middle school and became the primary type of absence during high school. Analyses exploring the relationship between absenteeism and student achievement revealed that greater numbers of unexcused absences were associated with lower Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) scores. No corresponding relationship between excused absences and FCAT scores was found. (Contains 5 figures and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test