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ERIC Number: EJ795696
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0740-7874
Missing Out: Excessive Absenteeism Adversely Affects Elementary Reading Scores
Hockert, Christine; Harrington, Sonja; Vaughn, Debra; Kelly, Kirk; Gooden, John
ERS Spectrum, v23 n1 p11-19 Win 2005
This study was designed to answer the question "Does excessive absenteeism affect student academic achievement?" During the 2002-2003 academic year, 188 students attending grades 3 through 5 at an urban Tennessee elementary school with a high poverty level participated in the study. Demographic data were gathered to provide descriptive statistics of the sample. Ethnicity, gender, and grade-level factors on absenteeism also were examined. Independent samples t-test and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) procedures were used to determine the significance at [mu] = 0.05. Statistically significant differences were found between excessive absenteeism and achievement (reading scores), along with absenteeism and ethnicity. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee