Special Resource Material Developed by the Center

Title: School Attendance: Focusing on Engagement and Re-engagement (Practice Notes)

Description: Every student absence jeopardizes the ability of students to succeed at school and schools to achieve their mission. School attendance is a constant concern in schools. Average daily attendance rates are a common determiner of school funding, so schools funded on the basis of average daily attendance have less resources to do the job. Students who are not at school cannot receive instruction. Academic achievement scores are correlated with school attendance. Excessive school absence is a precursor of school dropout. Some youngsters who are truant from school engage in behaviors that are illegal. And the negative correlates related to school attendance problems go on and on.

Access at:   http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu/pdfdocs/schoolattend.pdf  40kb; 7pp