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"Absenteeism Interventions: An Approach for Common Definitions in Statewide Program Evaluations"

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Response-to-intervention models may help schools better support students who repeatedly miss school, finds a study in the Justice Evaluation Journal.

The study evaluated 12 absenteeism-intervention programs for more than 1,600 students in 137 schools in one state. It found that absenteeism interventions showed significant benefits for students with the highest rates of chronic absenteeism. However, the interventions did not significantly boost attendance for students who had been absent only a few times.

The study suggests that using tiered interventions, such as a response-to-intervention model, could improve the effectiveness of attendance programs.

Vol. 38, Issue 07, Page 4

Published in Print: October 3, 2018, as Absenteeism
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