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ERIC Number: EJ767721
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 46
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0671
Improving Student Attendance with School, Family, and Community Partnerships
Sheldon, Steven B.
Journal of Educational Research, v100 n5 p267-275 May-Jun 2007
Researchers and policy makers have questioned the efficacy of family-involvement interventions. They believe that more studies are needed to compare outcomes of students whose families received a partnership intervention with those who did not. The author used data from the state of Ohio to compare student attendance in elementary schools that developed school-wide programs of school, family, and community partnerships with the attendance of students in schools that did not develop the programs. Analyses showed that in schools working to implement school, family, and community partnerships, student attendance improved an average of 0.5%, whereas in comparison schools, rates of student attendance declined slightly from 1 year to the next. Further analysis suggested that school outreach to families was the driving mechanism that caused this effect. (Contains 4 tables and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio