ERIC Number: ED290084
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Feb
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Improving Student Attendance and Achievement through Intervention of a Student Support/Home-School Liaison Committee.
LaGoy, James H.
A 2-year project was designed and implemented to improve attendance and academic achievement of targeted elementary (N=69) and secondary (N=78) school students. Teachers reported concerns about a high truancy rate and low grades among some students. The intervention provided for an individualized diagnostic-prescriptive approach in a humanistic school environment. It called for high involvement by the chief professional participants of the project who interacted with target students in the combined role of advisor, consultant, instructor, and friend. These professionals maintained close contact with students in school and made home visitations to establish rapport with parents. Emphasis was placed on developing and maintaining a warm and caring relationship with the student and the student's family. Student attendance and academic achievement during the intervention period of 1985-1987 were compared with attendance and achievement during the 1983-1984 base year. Results revealed that a significant number of students did improve attendance and achievement as projected in the terminal objectives. The seven chapters of this report describe the program in detail. Forty-four tables are included; relevant forms and materials are presented in 68 appendices. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.