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date: 24 June 2018

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This article presents an overview of school absenteeism, truancy, and school refusal behaviors.

The various definitions of school truancy and absenteeism are described along with prevalence rates and correlates with school absenteeism. The article also discusses interventions and strategies that are empirically demonstrated as effective in helping school professionals increase school attendance. The article concludes by discussing ways to improve school attendance through multilevel interventions.

Keywords: school, attendance, RTI, truancy, dropout, school refusal behavior, absenteeism

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