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Running Head: STUDENT CHRONIC ABSENTEEISM1Student Chronic Absenteeism: A Literature ReviewCapella UniversityEDD-FPX8010Foundations of Doctoral Studies in EducationJuly 10, 2022Student Chronic Absenteeism: A Literature Review
STUDENT CHRONIC ABSENTEEISM2Regular school attendance is essential because it produces good academic performance.It also provides a child with the necessary skills and behaviors for their development and overallwellbeing. However, chronic absenteeism is a significant factor that causes academicachievement to be poor. Many schools are faced with this issue across the country. Eklund. K. etal. (2022) stated that in the United States of America, one in seven students have difficulties withthis issue of chronic absenteeism. This literature review aims to analyze and evaluate the causesof chronic absenteeism within the school system and provide a summary of interventions forimproving student attendance rates.Chronic Absenteeism Issues Related to SpecializationMany learners today are faced with many issues that cause chronic absenteeism. Chronicabsenteeism includes excused absences such as being sick. Most times, the conditions that leadto chronic absenteeism relates to family circumstances than student motivation. According toStempel, H. et al. (2017) state that in the US, each year, about 14% of school-age children arechronically absent from school. Some states in the US describe chronic absenteeism as a studentwho misses more than 10% of the school year. According to Other states, if the student missed18 or more days. While in some other states is 15 and more days which means a child ischronically absent (Stempel H. et al., 2017).Over the past years in education, I have recognized that chronic absenteeism may lead topoor grades or low academic success. It has also led to students dropping out of school; chronicabsenteeism is an issue currently worrying educators in the school system. The school must playan essential role in the lives of students. They can use the information they receive to helpsupport students. Educators can help to get students back on track with school attendance bysimply finding ways to get students back into the building is step one. While continuously

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