M.A. School Psychology-Professional School Psychology
Special Educational Services/Instruction
College of Education
School attendance; Academic achievement
Child Psychology | Student Counseling and Personnel Services
The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of absenteeism on students in general education and students in special education. Archival data from a group of 249 students who completed 9th grade in June 2011 were analyzed in order to examine the relationship between attendance rates and grade point averages. Research questions included: Is there a significant correlation between school attendance and academic achievement? Is there a significant difference in the correlations between attendance and academic achievement for students in special education and for those in general education? Is there a difference in the attendance rates of students in general education and those in special education? Results found that a similar correlation was shown between attendance rates and GPA for students in special education and those in general education. However, students in special education showed to have a significantly lower GPA and significantly lower attendance rates than those in general education.
Stranges, Carly, "The differential impact of school absences on general and special education high school students" (2012). Theses and Dissertations. 250.