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Attendance affects students' academic achievement!

Posted On: Thursday, September 7, 2017

IMPACT OF IMPROVEMENT COULD BE WITH STUDENTS "MISSING BETWEEN FIVE AND 10 DAYS OF SCHOOL"
A statistical analysis by the Georgia Department of Education found that just a 3 percent improvement in attendance – five additional days -- would have led more than 55,000 students to pass end-of-year standardized tests in reading, English, or mathematics in grades 3 to 8. The biggest impact was for students who missed between five and 10 days of school, suggesting that missing even a week to two weeks can have a significant negative impact on achievement (Barge, 2011).




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