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ERIC Number: ED466018
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 18
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Evaluation Report: The Home Visit Project.
Cowan, Geni; Bobby, Kim; St. Roseman, Paul; Echandia, Adriana
This paper summarizes the "Year 3 Evaluation" of the Home Visit Project currently operating in the Sacramento City Unified School District. The project's purpose is to strengthen the relationship between home and school to enhance and enrich student-teacher interactions and relationships, to improve the frequency and quality of parent-teacher communications and relationships, and to provide parents with additional means of interacting with their child's school. Evidence exists that enhanced relations between home and school, and teachers and parents, ultimately supports academic growth and achievement. Examination of the third year of implementation of the project shows that it achieved its goals of enhancing parent involvement, and, consequently, improving student performance. According to the data, the effects are both immediate and cumulative. The improvement is also seen in improved standardized test scores. It should be noted that 3 years of data are not sufficient to make a definitive determination of the academic benefits of the project. It does, however, provide an initial conclusion that it has positive impacts on factors that lead to improved student academic performance. (RT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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