Title

School Administrators’ Perceptions of Texas House Bill 2398 and Texas Truancy Prevention Measures in Schools Reaching State Achievement Goals in Fighting Absenteeism and Truancy

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Education (Ed.D)

Department

Educational Administration

Date of Award

Spring 2022

Abstract

This research study was to obtain, through the application of a qualitative narrative design of open-ended questions, the perceptions of school administrators regarding the effectiveness of the 2015 modified legislated implementation of House Bill 2398 and Texas Truancy Prevention Measures programs (TTPM).The TTPM policies and procedures are focused on the use of student-centered interventions to decrease campus truancy and excessive absenteeism. This research explores administrators’ perceptions from lived experiences of how successful one popular approach is to truancy in the hopes of closing significant learning gaps through strong interventions and persistent, committed hard work. This narrative inquiry research was conducted in a Southeast Texas Region 5 Educational Service Center Area and included four participants who were secondary campus administrators serving Grades 9 through 12. The participants completed a questionnaire in Qualtrics. The themes that emerged regarding implementation of House Bill 2398 and TTPM programs from Research Question 1.1 include (a) campus and community programs; (b) incentives; (c) and parental involvement. The themes developed from Research Question 1.2 include (a) addressing absenteeism and (b) student outcomes.

Advisor

Melissa Arrambide

Subject Categories

Education | Educational Administration and Supervision

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