International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Measuring the Effect Teacher Absenteeism Has on Student Achievement at A “Urban but not too urban:” Title I Elementary School
Sidney L. Brown, Anethia T. Arnell

This paper will address the effect that teacher absenteeism has on academic achievement in grades 3-6 in a chosen elementary school in Montgomery, Alabama. Using SAT 10 scores from this school, a spreadsheet will be created dividing teachers into top and bottom in reference to teacher absenteeism and student achievement on the SAT 10 for each particular year under review. This spreadsheet will be used as a guide to show the relationship between student performances, SAT 10, and teacher absenteeism. Data will be reported in descriptive statistics (which will include some frequencies, percent, means and standard deviation). (1)Does teacher absenteeism effect student achievement in grades 3-6 on the SAT 10 comprehension assessment in reading and math? (2) Do students in a classroom eventually lose the desire to learn when the regular teacher is frequently absent and the delivery of the instruction is by an array of substitute teachers? (3) Is there a significant gap between elementary students in grades 3-6 in SAT 10 reading and math score?

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