M.A. in Educational Leadership
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Nehaunsey Middle School (Gibbstown, N.J.); School attendance
The purpose of this quasi-experimental research design was to discover whether, after implementing a more stringent attendance policy, would the attendance of students improve? A pattern of poor attendance was observed in an increasing number of students who were absent more than 10% of the school year, and this alarming trend prompted this study. The entire student body of 200 students was included in this study, in which attendance records were studied before and after the adoption of the new Attendance Policy. Although the intention was to compare data for the ten month school year period before and after the adoption of the policy, the new policy was not adopted until January, 2000. This was an insufficient time period for data collection and comparison and for a valid conclusion to be drawn. Additional study of this problem, with data collected over a minimum of six months, could provide an answer to this question.
Gibson, Suzanne F., "Will the adoption of a more stringent attendance policy improve the attendance of students at Nehaunsey Middle School?" (2000). Theses and Dissertations. 1678.