Research

Below is a list of key research related to attendance for Elementary School

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Longitudinal Attendance Patterns: Developing High School Dropouts

Schoeneberger, Jason A. The Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 85:1, 7-14. In this study, the researcher used longitudinal data on student attendance patterns from a large urban school district to model trajectories over time and categorize students into groups based on their attendance patterns from 1st through 8th grades. Using this technique, the study identified…
Published:   November 2011

Lost Days: Patterns and Levels of Chronic Absence Among Baltimore City Public School Students 1999-00 to 2005-06

Baltimore Education Research Consortium, Spring 2008. This brief reveals that chronic absenteeism presents a significant challenge to classroom instruction and learning rates in the primary grades (1st – 5th) in Baltimore City Schools. Roughly a third of students in the first grade cohort were chronically absent at least once during their first five years. By the early secondary grades (6th…
Published:   April 2008

Maintaining High Achievement in Baltimore: An Overview of the Elementary School Trajectories of Four Recent City Schools First Grade Cohorts

Durham, Rachel and Stephen B. Plank. Baltimore Educational Research Consortium, March 2010.The results from this study of four elementary schools show increased academic achievement and reduced chronic absence. It suggests that many recent reform efforts–among them improved developmental conditions from birth to age five, universal prekindergarten, reduced class sizes in the early grades, and standardized curricula–are succeeding in keeping Baltimore…
Published:   March 2010

Mississippi KIDS COUNT 2017 Factbook

Mississippi KIDS Count. The 2017 Factbook includes information in the MS Kids Count picareas of children’s education, health, and economic well-being within the context of their family and community.
Published:   April 2017

Present and Accounted for: Improving Student Attendance Through Family and Community Involvement

Epstein, J.L. and S.B. Sheldon. Journal of Educational Research, 95, 308-318, May/June 2002. This study discusses the results of an analysis of longitudinal data collected on schools’ rates of daily student attendance and chronic absenteeism and on specific partnership practices that were implemented to help increase or sustain student attendance. Results indicate that several family–school–community partnership practices predict an increase…
Published:   May 2002

Present and Counting: A Look at Chronic Absenteeism in Mississippi Schools

Mississippi KIDS Count. An analysis released in March 2015 showed that 15 percent of Mississippi public school students (74,299) were chronically absent during the 2013-14 school year. Absentee rates were high in kindergarten (14%), tapered off in early elementary years, and increased steadily throughout middle school and high school. The highest proportion was 36 percent in grade 12. Using data…
Published:   March 2015

Present, Engaged & Accounted For: The Critical Importance of Addressing Chronic Absence in the Early Grades

Chang, Hedy and Mariajose Romero. National Center for Children in Poverty: NY: NY, September 2008. This report documents the consequences, prevalence, potential causes and possible solutions to children missing extended periods of school in grades K-3rd. Although students must be present and engaged to learn, thousands of this country’s youngest students are academically at-risk because of extended absences when they…
Published:   September 2008
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