Title page for ETD etd-03312010-020022
|Type of Document
||LoFrese, James J.
||An analysis of existing attendance policies and their relationship to secondary school student attendance rates in the Newport News (Virginia) public schools (1977-1978)
||Doctor of Education
|Gillespie, John O.
|Alexander, M. David
|Johnston, A. Peare
|Mooney, J. P.
|Underwood, Kenneth E.
- School administration - attendance policy
|Date of Defense
The purpose of this investigation was to determine
the extant relationship between formal statements of attendance
policy, as implemented by each school administrator.
and the associated student absentee rates. Four high
schools in Newport News, Virginia, each which used somewhat
differing attendance policies were examined. The school
which used an alternative attendance policy was compared to
each of the other three schools. each of which used a variation
of a traditional attendance policy. In addition,
failure and dropout rates were examined to determine the
relationship among the school attendance policies and these
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