ERIC Number: ED183967
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Impact of Home and School Visitor Service: Preliminary Findings. Report No. 8021.
Farber, Irvin J.
To ascertain the impact of home and school visitation, attendance records from a random sample of seventh, ninth and tenth grade students were examined. Information gathered was to determine the number of absences, unexcused absences and referrals. Records of students contacted by home and school visitors were examined to determine attendance rates before and after contact. Results revealed that attendance was worse in the tenth grade than in seventh grade, that it was worse during the second half of the school year, and it was worse for the referred groups. No difference in attendance pattern was found between the referred groups and the no referral group, or after contact by the home and school visitor. As a final recommendation, a confirmatory study was suggested of referred cases before firm policy decisions are made. Although this is geographically specific, this should be of use to attendance personnel in other urban school districts. (Author/BMW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia Board of Education, PA.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)