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ERIC Number: EJ951297
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-0009-8655
Longitudinal Attendance Patterns: Developing High School Dropouts
Schoeneberger, Jason A.
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, v85 n1 p7-14 2012
The elementary and middle grades are a time of great developmental changes with the potential to impact children's longer-term growth. As students progress through their formal schooling during these time periods, the potential exists for children either to follow a course of healthy development associated with positive outcomes or to experience frustration and incompetence associated with disengagement and disinterest in school. The ability of district personnel to detect divergent paths manifest in student data patterns is paramount to the early identification of students at risk of disengagement and subsequent academic failure. The current study explores the use of group-based trajectory modeling to categorize students into longitudinal groups based on attendance patterns. Distinct patterns of attendance are displayed and risk factors associated with group membership are explored. Finally, the relation to attendance patterns and dropout rates is revealed. (Contains 1 note, 5 tables, and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A