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Posted on March 11, 2015 5:07 pm
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Kayla Conoly
Kayla Conoly
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Attendance issues
Ms. Smith has a student that only attends school on an average once or twice a week. The attendance has been turned in to the truancy officer and meetings have been called with parents. The lack of attendance is causing a drop in grades. The intervention teacher cannot collect enough data to move the student up or down a tier. What should Ms. Smith do next?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted March 14, 2015 11:33 pm

Kristin Doyon
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I would notify the school social worker. The truancy officer will be able to combat the issue at one angle, and the school social worker can actually make a home visit to evaluate the living conditions-- there is a probable cause. The teacher should keep a documentation book for her classes. She can record all of the attempts to call home, and she can record/print the progress reports for the student. Any correspondence with the principal, counselor, truancy officer, parents, and school social worker should be printed and placed in this documentation book as well.
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Solution 2
Posted March 12, 2015 1:28 am

MateJa
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The teacher should collect data when the student is present. The fact that the student is not there to receive the intervention speaks to the issue itself. In the meantime, the teacher should let the truancy officer handle the attendance issues.
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Solution 3
Posted October 4, 2017 8:31 pm

uSaPeL
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This is an unfortunate situation but I think this is something that the teacher should ask for help on with other people within the school, such as the guidance counselor, social worker, etc. I also think the teacher should collect data in term of recording when the student is present at school and when the student isn't.
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Solution 4
Posted March 11, 2015 7:17 pm

RuReja
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Mrs. Smith should definitely keep all documentation of her attempts to correct this issue. However, the guidance office needs to handle the next step in processing this type of situation.
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Solution 5
Posted September 28, 2015 6:46 pm

Autumn Carroll
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This is an issue that is difficult because you as a teacher cannot force children to come to school. Often I find that it is not the students fault. I would do my best to collect data when the student was present, and make sure to send the student home with enough work, so if they do not attend they still have work to complete.
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