Impacts of Home Visits on Students in District of Columbia Public Schools

Impacts of Home Visits on Students in District of Columbia Public Schools

Published: Nov 23, 2021
Publisher: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic
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Mathematica Leads the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) for the Mid-Atlantic Region

Time frame: 2017-2022

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U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Evaluation

U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences

This study examined the impacts of structured relationship-building teacher home visits conducted in grades 1–5 as part of a family engagement program in the District of Columbia Public Schools. Using a matched comparison group research design, the study measured the impacts of the home visits on student disciplinary incidents and attendance. The study found that a home visit before the start of the school year reduced the likelihood of a student having a disciplinary incident in that school year. During the school year following a home visit, 9.27 percent of visited students had a disciplinary incident compared with 12.22 percent of nonvisited comparison students. The study also found that, on average, a home visit slightly improved student attendance. The attendance rate averaged 95.28 percent for visited students and 94.93 percent for nonvisited comparison students.

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