According to the results of the study of the U.S. Department of Education on “truancy”, which is related to tardiness, being present and on time in going to school are big factors on the “success and behavior” of the students (Zeiger, n.d., para 1). His article was all about the different impacts and effects of student tardiness, not just on his academic performance, but also on the behavior and the students’ performance on his/her job when he/she acquires one. He explained that tardiness is indirectly proportional to the students’ GPAs, that is, students who are often late in coming to class have a bigger possibility of having lower GPAs.
Zeiger (n.d.) explained that the lessons discussed during “morning classes” are the most “crucial” because during these times, the students are most alert and mindful, so when students come in late in class, they miss out the opportunity of possibly having more knowledge(para 2). He also explained that students who come late have negative effect, not just on the other students but also on the teacher. They cause distraction whenever they come in especially when the teacher is discussing which could lead them veer away from the lessons and cause behavioral problems and “missed instructions”. They could also cause the teacher problems like having to restructure the lessons and reteach the “missed materials”
Moreover, as mentioned by Zeiger, the results from the survey report conducted by teachers show that students with high tardiness rates have “higher rates of suspension and other disciplinary measures” (National Center for Education Statistics Indicators of School Crime and Safety NCESISCS (2007)). It also causes the students to have behavioral problems and to drop out. Lastly, Zeiger (n.d.) stated that “Students who are frequently tardy to school are also more apt to be fired from a job for showing up late” (para 5).