Date Approved

4-10-2005

Embargo Period

4-12-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in School Administration

Department

Educational Services and Leadership

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Johnson, Theodore

Subject(s)

High school attendance--New Jersey; School attendance--New Jersey

Disciplines

Elementary and Middle and Secondary Education Administration

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of Vineland High School's current ineligibility policy on attendance for ninth through twelfth grade students by using methods of data gathering and data analysis. The intern surveyed the students of the population on their feelings of the revised eligibility policy. The survey was mainly yes or no questions.

The population was a cluster sampling of 1st period mathematics classes in Vineland High School North and Vineland High School South. This sampling insured that the intern did not get duplicated results from students but did produce a population with various academic backgrounds. The data obtained from the survey was tallied, open-ended questions were compiled and a list of responses was generated.

The intern formed a committee to review and revise the eligibility policy at Vineland High School. Teachers, administrators, nurses and secretaries from Vineland High School North and South served on the committee. The committee developed a policy based on a demerit system that took attendance, academics and discipline into consideration. Members of the committee presented the policy to the administration. The policy was rejected but the intern was told parts of the policy might be implemented in the future.

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