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Open Access Dissertation
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Education (also CAGS)
Year Degree Awarded
Month Degree Awarded
Rebecca H. Woodland
The study will investigate attendance-related outcomes for Fresh Start, a Tier 2 attendance intervention program (AIP) currently being used by the Wingate Public Schools in Massachusetts to collaboratively problem-solve with parents/guardians of elementary school students (Kindergarten through 6th grade) who demonstrate chronic truancy issues. The Fresh Start program is utilized when the requesting school has been unable to make contact with the parent/guardian of a student in order to address the attendance problem via a school meeting. Membership of the Tier 2 AIP team includes school administrators, faculty, and staff, the parent/guardian, and a representative from a community agency that works directly with the parent/guardian in the collaborative problem solving process. In this study, demographic, student achievement, health, and academic services data were examined to investigate changes in attendance patterns following the AIP intervention.
Keenan, Brendan T. Jr., "Investigating the Relationship Between a District’s Tier 2 Attendance Intervention Program and Student Attendance Outcomes" (2015). Doctoral Dissertations. 308.