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A randomized experiment using absenteeism information to “nudge” attendance

Rogers, Todd and T. Duncan. U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic, Washington, DC, 2017. This controlled randomized experiment conducted in collaboration with the School District of Philadelphia found that a single postcard that encouraged guardians to improve their student’s attendance reduced absences by roughly 2.4 percent.…
Published:   March 2017

Absent from School: Understanding and Addressing Student Absenteeism

Gottfried, Michael A. and Ethan L. Hutt, Harvard Education Press, February 2019. A collection of chapters written by researchers from across the country, the book focuses on measuring attendance, policies and programs that can improve attendance, and interventions designed to encourage students to be in school every day.
Published:   February 2019

An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Home Visits for Re-Engaging Students Who Were Chronically Absent in the Era of Covid-19

Center for Connecticut Education Research Collaboration. December 2022. Connecticut State Department of Education and Gov. Lamont used pandemic relief funds to launch the Learner Engagement and Attendance Program that implemented home visits. Student attendance rates improved significantly in the month following the visit and continued to rise in the following months.
Published:   December 2022

Burden of Asthma in Inner-City Schoolchildren: Do School-Based Health Centers Make a Difference?

Webber, Mayris P. Arch Pediatrics Adolescent Medicine Volume 157, February 2003. This study compared information about students at six inner-city elementary schools in the Bronx. Four of the schools had school-based health centers while two did not. Researchers looked at data regarding hospitalization, emergency department visit, and absenteeism among students with asthma. They found that access to school-based health centers…
Published:   February 2003

Check and Connect: The role of monitors in supporting high-risk youth

Christenson, S.L., et al. Reaching Today’s Youth: The Community Circle of Caring Journal, 2, 18–21. 1997. During seven years of experience with federally funded intervention projects for high-risk youth, Check and Connect has developed a system of support that helps even the most challenging young people meet school standards. In work with secondary level students with emotional and learning disabilities,…
Published:   January 2006

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

Effect of Full-Time versus Part-Time School Nurses on Attendance of Elementary Students with Asthma

The Journal of School Nursing, 2004. Asthma, the most common chronic disease in children today, is the leading cause of absenteeism among students. It accounts for nearly 20 million lost school days annually. This study examined whether full-time (5 days per week) or part-time (2 days per week) school nurses would have a differential effect on the frequency of absences…
Published:   December 2004
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