Who Are the School Truants? [E-Book] / Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Paris : OECD Publishing, 2014
4 p. ; 21 x 29.7cm.
PISA in Focus ; 35
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Across OECD countries, 18% of students skipped classes at least once in the two weeks prior to the PISA test, and 15% of students skipped a day of school or more over the same period. Few students in high-performing school systems skip classes or days of school. For students in OECD countries, skipping classes is associated with a 32-point lower score in mathematics, while skipping days of school is associated with a 52-point lower score. Truancy is observed among all students, whether advantaged or disadvantaged.