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Title:  Impacts of Home Visits on Students in District of Columbia Public Schools
Description: This study examined the impacts of structured relationship-building teacher home visits conducted in grades 15 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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Cover Date: November 2021
Web Release: November 23, 2021
Publication #: REL 2022128
Center/Program: REL
Associated Centers: NCEE
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Type of Product: Impact Study
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Questions: For questions about the content of this Impact Study, please contact:
Amy Johnson.