Why A Credit Recovery Intervention Program Will Impact Students With Truancy Issues And Credit Loss
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Truancy is defined as being absent from school without an excusable reason. New Mexico identifies truancy as having occurred after the fifth unexcused absence according to the New Mexico Public Education Department (2014). Earning credit is defined as the successful completion of classes. Students must meet a minimum number of credits each year to advance to the next grade level. Students who do not earn credit for a course will either have to repeat the class or take credit recovery courses online after school or during summer school, which can be costly and time consuming.
The independent variables in this study are the intervention program and the judicial involvement. The dependent variable is the attendance of the two groups of sample students during the second semester of school, after they have either attended intervention or been processed by the court system.
Literature Review This research study seeks to ascertain whether a credit recovery intervention program will impact students with truancy issues and credit loss to help prevent further loss of credits. If the program proves to be effective on a local scale, its model could be studied further and applied to other districts. This review of literature will describe examples of current research which will define the concerns that accompany truancy and previous attempts at intervention for the students affected by this issue.
A study conducted by Nolan, Cole, Wroughton, Clayton-Code, and Riffe