Date of Award


Document Type

Research Project

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)


Educational Leadership


This mixed methods study explored the effects of implementing a day treatment program on attendance and office disciplinary referrals in a rural school district in Western Maine. Parental perceptions of the program were assessed through a qualitative survey. Parents reported day treatment has affected student behavior positively. Attendance and office disciplinary referral patterns were examined using two-tailed t-tests. These analyses showed no significant difference in attendance for both general student populations and subpopulation of day treatment students. Significant differences were found in regards to office disciplinary referrals for general student populations and for day treatment students after implementation. Further research is needed to assess the fidelity of the program.


Mt. Blue Regional School District (RSU 9)



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