Research

Below is a list of research related to attendance for Early Education

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Early Elementary Performance and Attendance in Baltimore City Schools’ Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten

Connolly, Faith and Linda S. Olson. Baltimore Education Research Consortium, Baltimore, Md., March 2012. This brief looks at attendance in the early grades with particular focus on Pre-Kindergarten (PreK) and Kindergarten (K) and follows these young students over time. The study finds that students with low attendance in both PreK and K often continue to have low attendance, are more…
Published:   March 2012

Insights into Absenteeism in DCPS Early Childhood Program

Katz, Michael, Gina Adams, and Martha Johnson. Absenteeism in early grades, including prekindergarten, can negatively impact future attendance, retention, and academic performance. This report details research focused on absenteeism of children in the District of Columbia Public School (DCPS) early childhood program. Through interviews with key DCPS staff as well as education experts and district administrators throughout the country, and…
Published:   January 2015

Kindergarten Attendance and Readiness for Baltimore’s Class of 2027

Grigg, Jeffrey and Faith Connolly, Stephanie D’Souza, Charlie Mitchell. Baltimore Education Research Consortium, Baltimore, MD., March, 2015. This brief examines kindergarten readiness and attendance in kindergarten for children enrolled in publicly provided early education programs as well as similar children who entered kindergarten without enrolling in these programs. The brief finds that children enrolled in these programs are more likely…
Published:   March 2015

Preschool Attendance in Chicago Public Schools: Relationships with Learning Outcomes and Reasons for Absences

Ehrlich, Stacy B. University of Chicago, Consortium on Chicago School Research, May 2014. This report highlights the critical importance of consistent preschool attendance. Students who attend preschool regularly are significantly more likely than chronically absent preschoolers to be ready for kindergarten and to attend school regularly in later grades, the report finds. The study, which follows 25,000 three- and four-year-olds…
Published:   May 2014

The effects of Tulsa’s CAP Head Start program on middle-school academic outcomes and progress

Phillips, Deborah, William Gormley, and Sara Anderson, August 2016. This study presents evidence pertinent to current debates about the lasting impacts of early childhood educational interventions and, specifically, Head Start. A group of students who were first studied to examine the immediate impacts of the Tulsa, Oklahoma, Community Action Project (CAP) Head Start program were followed-up in middle school, primarily…
Published:   August 2016

What are the Effects of a Two-Generation Human Capital Program on Children’s Attendance and Chronic Absence in Head Start?

Sommer, Teresa Eckrich, et al. Northwestern University, May 2019. This study evaluates the effects on children’s attendance and chronic absence of Career Advance, a career pathway training program for parents of children enrolled in Head Start. It also examines whether the program is more effective in reducing children’s chronic absence among certain families (i.e., grouped by family, parent, and child…
Published:   May 2019

Why September Matters: Improving Student Attendance

Olson, Linda S. Baltimore Education Research Consortium, July 2014. Absenteeism in the first month of school can predict poor attendance patterns throughout the year, providing an early warning sign for parents and educators to intervene and put students back on track, according to this brief which examines attendance in the Baltimore City Public Schools for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students…
Published:   July 2014
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