Attendance Issues at CS 129M

Ms. Shabazz

PS/MS 129



Student attendance has been an ongoing issue in our school.  Since the pandemic students’ attendance has been a challenge.  Unfortunately, the poor attendance and lateness has had a negative impact on students’ academic progress. Therefore, we as a school community must do something to increase attendance and decrease tardiness at our school.  Together we can find solutions to put an end to our attendance problems.



You are being tasked with conducting research into the attendance problems at school.  You will work within a team as you do the research.  Attached are worksheets that will assist your team as you go through the steps of the Public Policy Analysis (PPA). 



In groups of two you will research the reasons for the attendance issues at our school.  Through your research you will collect qualitative (interviews) and quantitative (numbers, graphs, statistics) data to analyze and determine the factors leading to these issues.  Together you will determine ways to solve the problem and identify the best solution using the steps of the PPA.  You will present the completion of your project as a team in the format of PowerPoint, google slides, or web quest.

Steps to completing the process:

•1.       Complete a (PPA) Public Policy Analysis (Use sheets attached to links).

•2.    Create a PowerPoint, google slides, or web quest and include all aspects of your research and your findings, as well as determine the best solution to the problem.

•3.     Your presentation should be from 5-8 minutes.

•4.   Use the rubrics attached to ensure your presentation aligns.  Evaluate your own presentation with your team member, use evidence from your work or presentation.  Be prepared to justify your reasoning and performance level you assign.


Steps of the PPA - Worksheets

1) Define the problem:

2) Gather Evidence:

3) Identify Causes:

4) Evaluate an existing policy:

5) Possible Solutions:

6) Best Solution:


Evaluation - Rubrics

Google Slides Rubric 1.htm

PowerPoint Rubric1.htm



You have now reached the end of your assigned task. Your team should have a great understanding of the causes for attendance issues at CS129 and should have worked together to determine the best solution.  You are now ready to present your findings to the class.  With your hard work we should be able to solve the attendance problems at our school.


Standards for Grade 3


•Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers


•Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.


•Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area


•Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.


•Distinguish their own point of view from that of the author of a text


•Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.

•Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and communicate ideas and information clearly.


•Introduce a topic and group related information together; include illustrations when useful to aid comprehension.


•Develop the topic with facts, definitions, and details


Resources & Articles for Research

* Conduct student interviews using the questions you created.  Record all student, teacher, or staff responses.