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Preventing Student Disengagement and Keeping Students on the Graduation Path in Urban Middle-Grades Schools: Early Identification and Effective Interventions,

Balfanz, Robert, Lisa Herzog and Douglas J. Mac Iver. Educational Psychologist, 42(4), 223–235 Copyright 2007, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. In this study of the freshman year of high school, researchers found that attendance in this pivotal transition year was a key indicator of whether students would finish high school. The study also found attendance and studying more predictive of dropout…
Published:   November 2007

Using Behavioral Insights to Improve Truancy Notifications

Lasky-Fink, Jessica, Carly Robinson, Hedy Chang, and Todd Rogers. Harvard Kennedy School, August 2019. In this working paper, researchers modified a district’s standard notification letter. The modified letters reduced absences in the following month by 2 percent, translating to .07 fewer days of absence, equal to a 40 percent improvement over the estimated effectiveness of the standard truancy notification.
Published:   August 2019
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