The Effects of Daily Visual Attendance Chart and Reward on Second Graders’ Attendance Rate
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The purpose of this study was to determine whether the daily use of a visual attendance chart and reward would reduce the number of student absences in the second grade. The null hypothesis was that the daily use of a visual attendance chart and reward in the classroom would not impact the attendance rate of second-grade students. This study used a quasi-experimental design with a convenience sample of 20 second-grade students in a Title I elementary school. The attendance rate of these 20 students was measured before and after the daily use of a visual attendance chart and reward. Results of the study suggest the attendance intervention did not have a significant effect on the attendance rate of 20 second-grade students although 16 of the 20 students increased or maintained attendance than had worse attendance. Further research in the area of student attendance should continue.