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Attendance and Absence in New Zealand Schools

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This is the home page for the Attendance and Absence in New Zealand Schools publication series. These reports document the surveys of state and state integrated schools designed to capture student attendance and absence over one week.

Author(s): Various

Date Published: Various

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Attendance in New Zealand Schools 2013

Attendance in New Zealand Schools 2013 The survey was carried out in the week of 10-14 June 2013, close to the middle of the second school term. This week was the same week of term as the 2009, 2011 and 2012 surveys. By analysing data from a similar time of year, factors such as winter illness would have been at similar levels.

Author(s): Marian Loader, Team Leader Analysis, Education Information and Analysis, Ministry of Education

Date Published: March 2014

Attendance in New Zealand Schools 2012

Attendance in New Zealand Schools 2012 This survey on attendance was carried out in June 2012 as part of the Ministry’s ongoing monitoring of attendance in New Zealand schools. The survey aims to inform the Ministry’s work to improve student engagement in education.

Author(s): Maris Mallari, Research Analyst, Marian Loader, Team Leader Analysis, Education Information and Analysis, Ministry of Education

Date Published: July 2013

Attendance in New Zealand Schools 2011

Attendance in New Zealand Schools 2011 This survey on attendance was carried out in June 2011 as part of the Ministry’s ongoing monitoring of attendance in New Zealand schools. The survey aims to inform the Ministry’s work to improve student engagement in education.

Author(s): Marian Loader and Tracey Ryan, Education Information & Analysis Division, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: February 2012

Attendance in New Zealand Schools 2009

Attendance in New Zealand Schools 2009 This survey on attendance was carried out in June 2009. The survey aims to inform the Ministry’s work to improve student engagement in education.

Author(s): Marian Loader and Tracey Ryan, Education Information & Analysis Division, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: February 2010

Released on Education Counts: 2 March 2010

Attendance, Absence and Truancy in New Zealand Schools 2006

Attendance, Absence and Truancy in New Zealand Schools 2006 This report documents the results of a survey conducted in the week of 21 to 25 August 2006 to capture a 'week in the life' of attendance at school in New Zealand. Responses were received from 2,216 schools, representing 91.3% of schools surveyed.

Author(s): Lisa Ng, Research Division, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: June 2007

Attendance, Absence and Truancy in New Zealand Schools: 2006 Preliminary Report

Attendance, Absence and Truancy in New Zealand Schools: 2006 Preliminary Report This report documents the preliminary results of a survey conducted in the week of 21-25 August 2006 to capture a ‘week in the life’ of attendance at school in New Zealand . Responses were received from 2,216 schools, representing 91 percent of schools surveyed.

Author(s): Research Division, Ministry of Education

Date Published: 2006

Attendance, Absence and Truancy in New Zealand Schools 2004

Attendance, Absence and Truancy in New Zealand Schools 2004 This report documents the results of a survey conducted in the week of 16-20 August 2004 to capture a ‘week in the life’ of attendance at school in New Zealand . Responses were received from 2,156 schools, representing 87 percent of schools surveyed.

Author(s): Research Division, Ministry of Education

Date Published: 2005

Attendance and Absence in New Zealand Schools 2002

Attendance and Absence in New Zealand Schools 2002 This report documents the results of a survey of all state and state integrated schools in New Zealand carried out in 2002, designed to capture student attendance and absence over one week. It also reports on schools' practices of monitoring attendance and using truancy or tracking services.

Author(s): Robert Cosgrave, Fred Bishop and Ngaire Bennie, Research Division, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: 2003

Attendance and Absence in New Zealand Schools 1998

Attendance and Absence in New Zealand Schools 1998 This report documents the results of a survey of all state and state integrated schools in New Zealand carried out in 1998, designed to capture student attendance and absence over one week. It also reports on schools' practices of monitoring attendance and using truancy or tracking services.

Author(s): Gorham Milbank, Truancy Project Team, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: July 1999

Attendance, Absence and Truancy in New Zealand Schools 1996

Attendance, Absence and Truancy in New Zealand Schools 1996 This report documents the results of a survey of all state and state integrated schools in New Zealand carried out in 1996, designed to capture student attendance and absence over one week.

Author(s): Jacquie Kerslake and Debbie Lang, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: March 1998

Who's not here...? Working towards keeping "absentee students" at school

Who's not here...? Working towards keeping The report is presented in three sections. Section one contains the background to the study, the reasons for the research being undertaken, and a review of the most recent literature which to some extent has influenced the focus of the study. Section two covers the results of the study, and section three is a summary and conclusion to the study.

Author(s): Mary Donn, Ngaire Bennie and Jacquie Kerslake, Research Division, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: June 1993


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