The effectiveness of the implementation and the use of a computer-assisted attendance registration system

K.Tj. Bos, A.J. Visscher

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    Abstract

    Effective schools studies have shown relationships between the amount of truancyin schools and their organizational characteristics. Absent pupils reduce theireffective instruction time and persistent absenteeism is assumed to be related todrop out. One possible way to combat truancy is the use of a computer-assistedabsence registration system (ARS). The implementation and use of an ARS inthirty secondary schools in four big Dutch cities has been evaluated in alongitudinal study with a pretest-posttest-control group design. Important factors forARS use seemed to be 'motivation' and 'encouragement'. A significant effect of theuse of ARS on the truancy rate could not be demonstrated. Nevertheless themajority of the experimental schools reported some other strong positive effectsand no serious negative effects of implementing and using ARS.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEuropean Conference on Educational Research (ECER92)
    Subtitle of host publicationBook of summaries, University of Twente, the Netherlands, June 22-25, 1992
    EditorsTjeerd Plomp, Jules Pieters, Andries Feteris
    Place of PublicationEnschede, The Netherlands
    PublisherUniversity of Twente, Department of Education
    Pages63-67
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)90-365-0534-8 (1), 90-365-0535-6 (2), 90-365-0536-4 (3)
    Publication statusPublished - 22 Jun 1992
    EventEuropean Conference on Educational Research, ECER 1992 - University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
    Duration: 22 Jun 199225 Jun 1992

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    ConferenceEuropean Conference on Educational Research, ECER 1992
    Abbreviated titleECER
    CountryNetherlands
    CityEnschede
    Period22/06/9225/06/92

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    Bos, K. T., & Visscher, A. J. (1992). The effectiveness of the implementation and the use of a computer-assisted attendance registration system. In T. Plomp, J. Pieters, & A. Feteris (Eds.), European Conference on Educational Research (ECER92): Book of summaries, University of Twente, the Netherlands, June 22-25, 1992 (pp. 63-67). Enschede, The Netherlands: University of Twente, Department of Education.