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Wong, Janice W. Y.; O'Donnell, Melissa; Bayliss, Donna; Fletcher, Janet; Glauert, Rebecca – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2017
Policies aiming to improve educational outcomes are typically based on academic testing data. However, such data only reflect the performance of students who completed the tests. It is possible that students who were absent have shared characteristics. The proportion of students absent out of all eligible school students and whether they have…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Attendance, Outcomes of Education, Foreign Countries