Presentation on theme: "HOME WORKS!. Establishing a relationship between a students home and school is critical for academic success, and... 2St. Louis Public Schools …part of."— Presentation transcript:
Establishing a relationship between a students home and school is critical for academic success, and... 2St. Louis Public Schools …part of CSIP under categories of increasing student achievement and parent involvement, …an initiatives that has been successful closing the achievement gap
Four SLPS SCHOOLS PARTICIPATING Stix Early Childhood Center Buder Elementary Dunbar Elementary Patrick Henry Downtown Academy 3St. Louis Public Schools
GOALS and OUTCOMES... improve academic achievement and test scores increase student attendance increase parental involvement increase homework completion improve behavior - decrease discipline referrals - and improve attitudes about school 4St. Louis Public Schools
COMPONENTS First visit training-June Home visits - summer Family Event-Aug/Sept. Second visit training-Aug/Sept. Home visits-first semester Family Event-Nov. 5St. Louis Public Schools
Purpose of the first home visit is RELATIONSHIP BUILDING 6St. Louis Public Schools Purpose of the second home visit is to talk about ACADEMICS
EVALUATION IS CRITICAL Conducted by team of professional evaluators at UMSL Both implementation and outcomes based 7St. Louis Public Schools
8 FINDINGS At SLPS, THVP student grades in math improved significantly more than the grades of non-THVP students. St. Louis Public Schools SLPS parents/guardians who had home visits reported more contact with the schools and more frequent attendance at school events after their visits
9 They also felt there had been positive changes at home including establishment of rules about homework and limits on television viewing. St. Louis Public Schools Around three-fourths (74%) of parents at SLPS felt very connected to their childs school after their home visit compared to 48% before the home visit.
I learned that one visit with a parent at her home is worth more than one million phone calls to that same parent. It gives a chance to establish trust with the parents, and communication the rest of the year is very easy. Parents really saw how much we cared about their child. 10St. Louis Public Schools
11 I felt really good that my teachers came to my house. I showed them everything that I have in my room. And I showed them my dog. I was surprised because I couldnt believe they traveled that far to my house. St. Louis Public Schools
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