Attendance and Students’ School Experiences. Selina McCoy, Merike Darmody, Emer Smyth, Allison Dunne NEWB Conference 26 February 2008. Project Background. Review existing international research and policy on attendance Irish policy Analysis of data collected for other ESRI studies
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Selina McCoy, Merike Darmody,
Emer Smyth, Allison Dunne
26 February 2008
4 main data sources
Better attendance records:
Students who had skipped school:
Those who had skipped school:
Students with poor attendance records:
Range of Out-of-School Activities (mid 90s)
Relationship to measures of socio-economic composition of school:
School Organisation and Process:
Additional impact over and above individual background factors
Even controlling for social mix, schools vary in attendance levels: Why?
Progression to Further Study