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Document Type

Open Access Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)

Degree Program

Education (also CAGS)

Year Degree Awarded

2015

Month Degree Awarded

February

First Advisor

Rebecca H. Woodland

Second Advisor

Richard Lapan

Third Advisor

Linda Peters

Subject Categories

Educational Leadership

Abstract

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.

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