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RamosLou Ann RamosMilamENGL 130226 06 2020.Does Class Attendance Really Matter?Dey, Ishita. “Class attendance and academic performance: A subgroup analysis.”International Review of Economics Education, vol. 28, 2018, pp. 29–40.ScienceDirect, doi:10.1016/j.iree.2018.03.003.The article aimed to close the gap in the literature and provide strong evidence thatattendance has a positive influence on academic performance. While various pieces ofliterature claim to conclude that attending regular classes is beneficial to student learning,most of them are not robust (Dey 29). Those do not depict the real advantages of classattendance. Hence, the researcher explored the subject further to understand the relationshipbetween class attendance and exam results. Moreover, the article studied the impact ofattendance on different subgroups. This subject has not been explored prior to this study.As attendance requires students to be in class and participate in group learning, theimpact of attending classes regularly has become interesting for researchers. In this study,Dey (2018) attempted to determine the relationship between the variables by keeping recordsof the attendance and comparing it with the exam results. An educator conducted classes inFall and Spring and the students were evaluated through three in-class exams, one final exam,and assignments. To observe the impact of attendance on different subgroups, the studentswere divided demographically or by grouping males and females and Caucasians and Non-Caucasians. The results are similar to previous studies indicating that attendance positivelyaffects the students' performance during exams.
RamosThe results revealed that 10 percent attendance improvement enhanced exam scores

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