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Positive Impacts to Student Disciplinary Referrals and Attendance Rates

Author: Leader in Me
September 17, 2018

A Quasi-Experimental Study of the Effect of the Leader in Me on Attendance and Discipline in Missouri Schools

University of Michigan (White, 2018)

This quasi-experimental study explored the effect of Leader in Me on attendance and disciplinary rates in Missouri elementary schools. The analysis used publically available school-level data pulled from Missouri’s Department of Education and Common Core of Data to run propensity-score analyses to accurately match Leader in Me with non-Leader in Me Schools.

A continuous interrupted time-series analysis of these matched school pairs revealed positive results for Leader in Me in attendance and discipline. Leader in Me Schools were found to have 42% fewer discipline incidences than matched controls. The reduction was hugely significant at the p < .0001 level (the highest level of reported statistical significance).

• 42% fewer discipline incidences than predicted by pre-LiM
performance and matched controls
• Increased attendance in Missouri Leader in Me 3.0 Schools
(p=0.007)1
• Decreased rates of attendance for Missouri schools that exited
Leader in Me. (p<0.001)

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