Research

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

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Taking Attendance Seriously: How School Absences Undermine Student and School Performance in New York City

Musser, Martha. The Campaign for Fiscal Equity, May 2011. The Campaign for Fiscal Equity works to ensure New York City students’ right to a sound, basic education. In this study, they found that absenteeism presents a large barrier to securing that education. The CFE analyzed attendance records, state assessment scores, and demographic factors for 64,062 fourth-graders attending 705 New York…
Published:   May 2011

The Detrimental Effect of Missing School: Evidence from Urban Siblings

Gottfried, Michael A. There is evidence suggesting that missing school negatively relates to academic achievement. However, it is a difficult task to derive unbiased empirical estimates of absences in their influence on performance. One particular challenge arises from the unobserved heterogeneity in the family environment, which may relate to both absence behavior and school performance. This article provides the first…
Published:   February 2011

United Way After-School Program Evaluation

Lotyczewski, Bohdan S. and Guillermo Montes. Children’s Institute, July 2012. In 2012, United Way of Rochester, New York partnered with the Children’s Institute and the Rochester City School District to evaluate the effectiveness of its after-school programs. The results show that kids in United Way’s after-school programs attend 6,100 more days of school than their peers and their GPAs were…
Published:   July 2012

When Students Miss School: The High Cost to Houston

Finck, Julie Baker. Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation, September 14, 2015. This report provides a detailed look at chronic absence in the Houston Independent School District for the 2014-2015 school year, when about 9.3 percent of students missed 10 percent or more of the school year. The report explores the impact poor attendance has on student achievement, classroom instruction and…
Published:   September 2015
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