Literature Review

Initiative Description: Review document intended to summarize existing research on mediating factors, provide a summary of interventions for improving student attendance rates in schools, and to offer specific suggestions for school psychologists.

Study Results: The most successful programs with the least significant disadvantages for improving attendance rates appear to be the behavioral contingency interventions

Reference: Goldstein J, Little S, Akin-Little K. Absenteeism: A Review of the Literature and School Psychology’s Role (2003). California School Psychologist [serial online]. 8:127-139.

Level of Evidence: 1 out of 5 stars Fair