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Gottfried, Michael A.; Hutt, Ethan L. – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE, 2019
Addressing student absenteeism continues to permeate education policy and practice. California and a majority of other states have incorporated "chronic absenteeism" as an accountability metric under the Every Student Succeeds Act. It is therefore a crucial time to take stock of what we know on the research, policy, and practice to…
Descriptors: Attendance, Educational Practices, School Policy, Board of Education Policy
Freeman, Jennifer; Sugai, George; Goodman, Steve; Flannery, Brigid; Sears, Sandra – Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, 2020
For students to learn, they must be present and engaged in school. As a result, absenteeism is a concern for all schools. Poor attendance is associated with a host of negative short- and long-term outcomes, such as academic failure, disengagement, leaving school, and problem behaviors in school and community. Despite the challenges, evidence…
Descriptors: Attendance Patterns, At Risk Students, Behavior Modification, Positive Behavior Supports
Office of English Language Acquisition, US Department of Education, 2020
The Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) has synthesized key data on English learners (ELs) into two-page sheets on a variety of subjects. This fact sheet reports data from the 2015-16 Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC), a survey of nearly all public schools and school districts in the United States, which includes data on chronic…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Attendance, Suspension, Elementary Secondary Education
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Bipath, Keshni; Venketsamy, Roy; Naidoo, Linda – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Teacher absenteeism is of concern in today's developing educational climate. In South Africa, where education itself is a contested terrain, and decades of disadvantage still impact resources and skills, despite democracy, it is a compelling challenge. This paper, based on a study of how independent primary schools in Gauteng, South Africa, manage…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attendance, Employee Absenteeism, Elementary School Teachers
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Utami, Purwani Puji; Vioreza, Niken – International Journal of Instruction, 2021
Work productivity of teachers shall determine the advancement of education quality as their direct encounter with students to equip them with skill and competencies. This study was conducted to see the direct effect of job satisfaction and absenteeism on high school teachers' work productivity in Bekasi region. Survey method with path analysis…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Teachers, Productivity, Teacher Effectiveness
Perry, Mary; Gottfried, Michael; Young, Kiarah; Colchico, Cecelia; Lee, Kathy; Chang, Hedy – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE, 2019
Acknowledging the importance of students simply being in school, California has made student attendance part of its accountability system. This brief covers a session in which it was pointed out that using chronic absenteeism as an accountability measure is new and its underlying causes are not well understood. Even as many schools face the…
Descriptors: Attendance, Attendance Patterns, Accountability, Intervention
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Lim, Eunjung; Davis, James; Choi, So Yung; Chen, John J. – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: From 5 to 7.5 million schoolchildren are chronically absent, defined as missing =15 days of school within a year. Students miss schools due to various reasons such as health, socioeconomic status, and environmental factors. We examined child's health and behavior, family structure, and sociodemographics to understand chronic…
Descriptors: Family Structure, Attendance, Child Health, Environmental Influences
Comly, Rachel; Fontana, Jason; Shaw-Amoah, Anna – Research for Action, 2020
As many districts in Pennsylvania pivot to hybrid or virtual models of education in response to Covid-19, it is hard to think about what "attendance" means or how to track it. Yet attendance is more important than ever. Students need to stay engaged to continue their learning and to access the myriad supports that districts are offering.…
Descriptors: Attendance, Attendance Patterns, Truancy, Educational Strategies
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Lenhoff, Sarah Winchell; Pogodzinski, Ben – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2018
Chronic absenteeism in K-12 schools is strongly associated with critical educational outcomes such as student achievement and graduation. Yet, the causes of chronic absenteeism are complex, with environmental, family/individual, and school factors all affecting the likelihood of a student attending school regularly. This exploratory study examines…
Descriptors: Attendance, Elementary Secondary Education, Organizational Effectiveness, Public Schools
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Nugroho, Dita; Karamperidou, Despina – UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti, 2021
Teacher attendance is one of the prerequisites on the path toward universal learning in developing countries. Over the past decades, however, studies from across the developing world have found national rates of teacher absenteeism that range from 3 to 27 per cent. Therefore, enhancing teachers' presence in the classroom and ensuring that class…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attendance, Developing Nations, Employee Absenteeism
Santibañez, Lucrecia; Guarino, Cassandra – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE, 2020
In March 2020, most schools in the U.S. transitioned to distance learning. During the transition a significant number of students did not fully engage in learning opportunities. This brief uses administrative panel data from the CORE Districts in California to approximate the impact of the pandemic by analyzing how absenteeism has affected student…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Social Emotional Learning, Distance Education
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Gottfried, Michael A.; Kirksey, J. Jacob; Hutt, Ethan – Teachers College Record, 2020
Background: Though policy makers are beginning to hold schools accountable for reducing chronic absenteeism, little attention has been paid to the role of teachers. No known study has examined whether rising cohorts of new teachers feel prepared to address this challenge. This is particularly problematic given that teachers with less experience…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Competencies, Attendance
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Gottfried, Michael A. – Urban Education, 2019
Although educational policy makers uphold that chronic absenteeism (missing 10% or more of the school year) is damaging to students' schooling outcomes, there is little empirical research to match. This study considers the role of spillover effects of chronic absenteeism on classmates' achievement. It does so by utilizing a large-scale…
Descriptors: Attendance, Attendance Patterns, Academic Achievement, Educational Policy
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Ansari, Arya; Gottfried, Michael A. – Elementary School Journal, 2020
Using a sample of pre-K attendees from 11 states in the United States (n = 2,966), we examined whether early childhood educational experiences contribute positively or negatively to later preschool absences. Although some of the most important predictors of absences were factors external to the school and classroom environment (e.g., poverty and…
Descriptors: Attendance, Preschool Children, Early Childhood Education, Predictor Variables
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McNeely, Clea A.; Alemu, Besufekad; Lee, Won Fy; West, Isis – AERA Open, 2021
This two-part study explored whether discrimination encoded into U.S. school absenteeism policies leads to racially minoritized students being overrepresented in the juvenile court system. First, we examined unexcused absenteeism policies in a nationally representative school district sample (n = 97). All districts excused absences for reasons…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Juvenile Courts, Attendance Patterns, Educational Policy
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