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Chapter 5 – Absenteeism | Dropouts 101

Chapter 5 – Absenteeism

When searching for answers as to why children drop out of high school, perhaps absenteeism should be discussed as a critical predictor. Absenteeism seems to be irrelevant and underlying factor in related dropout research.

The findings of this study support what is already known about absenteeism.  Furthermore, our research supports what is known about how absenteeism affects academic success. As can be seen in the figure below, as early as kindergarten, differences existed between graduates and dropouts; namely dropouts missed more school than graduates, although not significantly until 1st grade. From 1st grade the differences between dropouts’ and graduates’ absenteeism remained statistically significant through 8th grade.