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Mac Iver, Martha Abele; Mac Iver, Douglas J. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
Attendance is probably the most fundamental behavioral indicator of student engagement with school. Though many students fall off-track to success for the first time in ninth grade, poor attendance patterns often begin increasing in middle school and become worse in high school. Missing school during the secondary grades can often be traced to low…
Descriptors: Attendance Patterns, Learner Engagement, Urban Schools, Middle School Students
Attridge, Jonathon – Tennessee Department of Education, 2016
Although the average daily attendance rate for Tennessee students is 95 percent, almost 45,000, or 10 percent, of Tennessee K-3 students missed at least a month's worth of school days during the 2014-15 school year. These "chronically absent" students present a particular problem for schools that are charged with developing foundational…
Descriptors: Attendance, Elementary School Students, Primary Education, Academic Achievement
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Sahin, Seyma; Arseven, Zeynep; Kiliç, Abdurrahman – International Journal of Instruction, 2016
The aim of the study is to investigate the causes of student absenteeism and school dropouts at primary, secondary and high school level in Düzce Province and to develop suggestions for solving these problems. A "case study" design, which is one of the qualitative research approaches, was used in this study. The study group consisted of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Attendance, Attendance Patterns, Dropout Rate
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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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Pourabbasi, Ata; Shirvani, Mahbubeh Ebrahimnegad; Khashayar, Patricia – Journal of School Nursing, 2012
Influenza pandemic was a global event in 2009 and intraschool transmission was its main spread method. The present study was designed to evaluate the absenteeism rate during the type A influenza epidemic. Four hundred and eight students from both a guidance school and high school in the Iranian capital were recruited in this retrospective study.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Diseases, Attendance, Foreign Countries
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Conry, Jillian M.; Richards, Meredith P. – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2018
Since the Common School era, states have maintained truancy laws to ensure that students attend school. However, we know little about the severity of these laws and their relationship to student outcomes, particularly absenteeism. In this study, we survey state education statutes to document the severity of truancy policies. We estimate the…
Descriptors: Truancy, State Policy, Attendance, School Law
Lara, Julia; Noble, Kenneth; Pelika, Stacey; Coons, Andy – National Education Association, 2018
Educators and policymakers have become increasingly concerned about the issue of student absenteeism in general and, in particular, chronic absenteeism. This is because chronic absenteeism can have lasting effects on students' economic and social development. Children who are chronically absent have lower levels of school readiness upon entering…
Descriptors: Attendance, At Risk Students, Minority Group Students, Students with Disabilities
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Everhart, Robin S.; Miller, Sarah; Leibach, Gillian G.; Dahl, Alexandra L.; Koinis-Mitchell, Daphne – Journal of School Nursing, 2018
Asthma is a significant contributor to missed school days, especially for children living in urban settings. This preliminary study examined the impact of caregiver asthma on school absenteeism in a sample of 102 urban children with asthma from African American, Latino, and non-Latino White backgrounds. Caregivers and children participated in a…
Descriptors: Caregivers, Diseases, Attendance, Urban Areas
Pitts, Kristy L. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Since the passage of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) in 2001, public school systems have been engaged in a system of educational reform fueled by a level of accountability that includes not only the performance of the students, but also the performance of the teachers and the administrators. Recent studies have found that student achievement…
Descriptors: Teacher Attendance, Employee Absenteeism, Teaching (Occupation), Pattern Recognition
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Grabe, Mark; Christopherson, Kimberly – Internet and Higher Education, 2005
Relationships among patterns of access to online notes, examination performance, and student absenteeism were examined. Students who made more frequent use of online notes performed at a higher level on course examinations. Students most frequently accessed online notes while corresponding lecture content was being presented in class, but this…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Research Tools, Internet, Lecture Method
Cortiella, Candace; Boundy, Kathleen B. – National Center on Educational Outcomes, 2018
Chronic absenteeism is a measure of how many students miss a defined number of school days for any reason--excused, unexcused, suspension. Many states define chronic absenteeism as the number and percentage of students missing 10 percent or more of their school days in a year. The purpose of this Brief is to provide information about chronic…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Attendance Patterns, Educational Legislation, Equal Education
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Childs, Joshua; Lofton, Richard – Educational Policy, 2021
Traditionally, education policy focuses on reforms that address class size, teaching and learning within classrooms, school choice, and changes in leadership as ways to improve students' educational outcomes. Although well intentioned, education policy can distract from the multi-layered causes that impact achievement and opportunity gaps, and how…
Descriptors: Attendance Patterns, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
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Anderson, Kaitlin P. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2021
Students with disabilities (SWDs) are more likely to be suspended or expelled than their general education peers and more likely to be chronically absent. This study uses 5 years of student-level data for all Michigan special education students to examine the relationship between educational setting, absenteeism, and disciplinary outcomes. Using…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Attendance, Discipline, Inclusion
James, Eric Weston – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this quantitative causal-comparative study was to examine to what extent the type of leave policy (restrictive vs. lenient vs. very lenient) in three New Mexico school districts affected teachers' number of unused paid leave days and to what extent the change in teacher attendance policy (from not including teacher absenteeism in…
Descriptors: Teacher Attendance, Board of Education Policy, Statistical Analysis, Teacher Evaluation
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Marburger, Daniel R. – Journal of Economic Education, 2001
Investigates the relationship between student absenteeism during a principles of microeconomics course and subsequent performance on examinations. Finds that students who missed class on a given date were significantly more likely to respond incorrectly to questions relating to material covered that day than students who attended class. (RLH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attendance, Attendance Patterns, Economics Education
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