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dc.contributor.authorSmith, Wayne Keithen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:21:54Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:21:54Z
dc.date.issued1998-03-20en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-3898-144557en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/30501
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this quantitative study is to determine the effects of the attendance policy and attendance program after one year of implementation in Newport News Public Schools with a total high school population of approximately 5,820 students. The school district recently implemented a new attendance policy and program to address high school student absenteeism. This multi-faceted study examined the effects of this new policy by conducting statistical analyses of attendance data, programmatic data, and surveys of students, parents, and teachers. This allowed for the examination of the primary question. Whether there is a differential impact of the policy among the grades (9,10,11) during the 1996-1997 school year with respect to high school attendance after adjusting for initial differences on the 1995-1996 high school attendance through the use of an analysis of covariance? Additionally, the perceptions of students, parents, and teachers regarding the new attendance policy were examined along with the degree to which a specially-designed program, Saturday Redemptive School, affected the academic pass rate of participants. Findings show significant main effects and non-significant interaction at the pre-established alpha level of .05. Survey results may have implied a change in the attendance policy and Saturday Redemptive School. The findings from the Chi-square Test were not significant at the pre-established alpha level of .05. The results of this study provides valuable information in the formulation of attendance policies by local and state inner-city district level administrators regarding the effectiveness of school attendance policy and attendance programs.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartPAGE.PDFen_US
dc.relation.haspartOUTLAY.PDFen_US
dc.relation.haspartCONTENTS.PDFen_US
dc.relation.haspartCHAPTER1REV.PDFen_US
dc.relation.haspartCHAPTER2REV.PDFen_US
dc.relation.haspartCHAPTER3REV.PDFen_US
dc.relation.haspartCHAPTER4REV.PDFen_US
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dc.relation.haspartREFERENCES.PDFen_US
dc.relation.haspartSURVEYS.PDFen_US
dc.relation.haspartAPPENDIX.PDFen_US
dc.rightsI hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the right to archive and to make available my thesis or dissertation in whole or in part in the University Libraries in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all proprietary rights, such as patent rights. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis or dissertation.en_US
dc.subjectevaluationen_US
dc.subjectattendanceen_US
dc.subjectpolicyen_US
dc.titleAn Evaluation of the Attendance Policy and Program and Its Perceived Effects on High School Attendance in Newport News Public Schoolsen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentEducational Leadership and Policy Studiesen_US
dc.description.degreeEd. D.en_US
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Educationen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational Leadership and Policy Studiesen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairRichards, Robert R.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberYakimowski-Srebnick, Mary E.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberVaughn, Roberten_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSughrue, Jennifer A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSalmon, Richard G.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRichards, Robert R.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDawson, Christina M.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-3898-144557/en_US
dc.date.sdate1998-03-20en_US
dc.date.rdate1998-04-23
dc.date.adate1998-04-23en_US


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