Research

Below is a list of key research related to attendance for Middle & High School

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Predicting High School Outcomes in the Baltimore City Public Schools

Mac Iver, Martha and Mattew Messel. The Council of the Great City Schools, Senior Urban Education Research Fellowship Series, vol. 7, Summer 2012. This study examines the relationship between 8th and 9th grade early warning indicators as predictors of graduation outcomes, as well as the relationship between 9th grade indicators and college enrollment outcomes. It suggests early interventions to prevent…
Published:   September 2012

Predictors of Educational Attainment in the Chicago Longitudinal Study

Ou, Suh-Ruu and Arthur Reynolds. School Psychology Quarterly, v. 23, no. 2, p. 199-229, 2008. This study attempts to determine the graduation likelihood of a sample of 12-year-old students in the Chicago area who were at risk of not completing school due to poverty. Several variables, including number of absences, were significant predictors of high school completion. Absences across the…
Published:   June 2008

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

Preventing Student Disengagement and Keeping Students on the Graduation Path in Urban Middle-Grades Schools

Balfanz, Robert, Lisa Herzog, and Douglas J. MacIver. Educational Psychologist, 42(4), 223–235 Copyright 2007, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. This article considers the practical, conceptual, and empirical foundations of an early identification and intervention system for middle-grades schools to combat student disengagement and increase graduation rates in our nation’s cities. It offers data revealing how four predictive indicators reflecting poor attendance,…
Published:   January 2007

Showing Up Matters: The State of Chronic Absenteeism in New Jersey

Zalkind, Cecelia, Mary Coogan and Robert Sterling. Advocates for Children of New Jersey, August 2015. An analysis of data collected by the New Jersey Department of Education documents that more than 125,000 students from kindergarten through 12th grade missed 10 percent or more of the 2013-14 school year. The report provide breakdowns for each county, as well as looking at…
Published:   August 2015

Showing Up Matters: The State of Chronic Absenteeism in New Jersey, 2nd Annual Report

Zalkind, Cecelia, Mary Coogan and Robert Sterling. This second analysis of data collected by the New Jersey Department of Education finds that roughly 136,000, or more than one in 10 New Jersey students from kindergarten through 12th grade were chronically absent during the 2014-15 school year. The report breaks down rates by district and county, and looks at rates of…
Published:   September 2016
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