Research

Below is a list of research related to attendance

The reports on this page are listed alphabetically and examine the issue of chronic absence nationwide and in selected communities. Use the search box to find research using the author name. See the early education, elementary, secondary and other research categories on the right. To submit new research, please contact us.

Counting the Future

Mississippi KIDS Count. This report is based on the 2015 report by Mississippi KIDS COUNT that analyzed state and district-level data. Counting the Future expands on the 2015 results by using student-level data to investigate the effects of chronic absence on student outcomes. The analysis finds that chronic absence rates start high in kindergarten, decrease through elementary school years, and…
Published:   February 2016

Court-Assisted Truancy Programs: A 2013 Survey of Indiana School Superintendents

Lochmiller, Chad R. Prepared for the Indiana Department of Education by the Center for Evaluation and Education Policy (CEEP) at Indiana University, October 2013. School superintendents were surveyed to determine whether the state’s school corporations had established court-assisted truancy programs and, if they had, what support these programs provide. CEEP found court-assisted truancy programs operating in only a few school…
Published:   October 2013

Court-Assisted Truancy Programs: A 2013 Survey of Indiana School Superintendents

Lochmiller, Chad R. Prepared for the Indiana Department of Education by the Center for Evaluation and Education Policy (CEEP) at Indiana University, October 2013. School superintendents were surveyed to determine whether the state’s school corporations had established court-assisted truancy programs and, if they had, what support these programs provide. CEEP found court-assisted truancy programs operating in only a few school…
Published:   October 2013

Delayed High School Start Times later than 8:30 a.m. and Impact on Graduation Rates and Attendance Rates

McKeever, Pamela M. and L. Clark. Sleep Health, In Press, March 2017. The authors analyzed the association between a delayed high school start time later than 8:30 a.m. and attendance and graduation rates. Approximately 29 public high schools from eight school districts located throughout seven different states were identified using previous research from the Children’s National Medical Center’s (CNMC) Division…
Published:   March 2017

Destination Graduation: Sixth Grade Early Warning Indicators for Baltimore City Schools, Their Prevalence and Impact

Baltimore Education Research Consortium, Baltimore, Md. February 2011. This report examines data from the Baltimore City Public Schools to identify statistically significant, highly predictive Early Warning Indicators of non-graduation outcomes, i.e., dropout. The report also considers the impact of single versus multiple indicators, and the number of students identified as at-risk of being off-track to eventual graduation. Then, the concentration…
Published:   February 2011

Destination Graduation: Sixth Grade Early Warning Indicators for Baltimore City Schools, Their Prevalence and Impact,

Baltimore Education Research Consortium, Baltimore, Md. February 2011.This report examines data from the Baltimore City Public Schools to identify statistically significant, highly predictive Early Warning Indicators of non-graduation outcomes, i.e., dropout. The concentration of Early Warning Indicators identified in the report–including chronic absence, past retentions, suspensions, course failure in English and/or math–is presented for a recent cohort of Baltimore sixth…
Published:   February 2011

Does Contact by a Family Nurse Practitioner Decrease Early School Absence?

Kerr, Jill. The Journal of School Nursing, September 14, 2011. Chronic early school absence is associated with school failure. The presence of school nurses may lead to fewer absences, and nurse practitioners in school-based health centers can facilitate a healthier population resulting in improved attendance. This article describes a nursing intervention to decrease early school absence in two elementary schools…
Published:   September 2011
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