Longitudinal Attendance Patterns: Developing High School Dropouts

"In this study, the researcher used longitudinal data on student attendance patterns from a large urban school district to model trajectories over time and categorize students into groups based on their attendance patterns from 1st through 8th grades. Using this technique, the study identified four categories of students: Constant Attendees who rarely missed more than 10% of school days..."

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Jason A. Schoeneberger(2012) : Longitudinal Attendance Patterns: Developing High School Dropouts, The Clearing House: A Journal of Education Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 85:1, 7-14