Date of Award
EdD Education Leadership, Management and Policy
Education Leadership, Management and Policy
Daniel Gutmore, Ph.D.
Luke Stedrak, Ed.D.
Chronic Absenteeism, Middle School Education, Student Achievement, Low Socio-Economic Status
The aim of this research was to find effective, efficient, and practical interventions that can help educators in Somerset, New Jersey support chronically absent students by facilitating their coming to school and being productive students.
This study explored the definition of chronic absenteeism, along with the impact chronic absenteeism has on education, economically disadvantaged students’ impact on chronic absenteeism, strategies to improve chronic absenteeism, and chronic absenteeism case studies that have been utilized in schools across the nation.
Interviews were conducted with educators in order to gain a clear understanding of their perceptions/beliefs regarding the impact educators can have on strategies to support students who are chronically absent. An interview protocol was designed prior to the interview that focused on questions pertained to the educator’s perceptions and beliefs.
The results of the study afforded valuable information for educators to support students and families that are chronically absent. The results also allowed for clear recommendations to be suggested to educators, along with recommendations for future studies in order to take this research even further.
Solomon, Nicholas, "An Analysis of Interventions For Chronically Absent Students in Grade 6-8 Within Middle Schools in Somerset, New Jersey" (2019). Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs). 2711.