Results & Evaluation

Process and Outcome Evaluations

HOME WORKS! values the power of evaluation to promote program accountability, knowledge development, and continuous quality improvement. HOME WORKS! partners with an external evaluator to conduct process and outcome evaluation activities assessing implementation quality and program effectiveness on an annual basis.

Evaluation incorporates data from several sources, including training participant feedback surveys, teacher logs, teacher and staff surveys, and parent surveys administered upon completion of each home visit. Information is exported for analysis on a monthly and annual basis as part of a continuous quality improvement process.

Randomized Controlled Trial

HOME WORKS! has also convened a national evaluation team who has been awarded federal funding through the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) at the U.S. Department of Education to implement a randomized controlled trial (RCT). The RCT will measure the impact of the HOME WORKS! program model on classroom behavior, school attendance, and school achievement in early elementary schools. The RCT study involves a partnership with the St. Louis Public Schools. To date, no findings from RCTs measuring the effectiveness of teacher home visit programs on academic outcomes for students have been published.

HOME WORKS! is an integral part of our school culture. The relationships and trust created through visiting homes and partnering with parents have made a significant impact on our school’s success. Our students work harder knowing that their teacher and their families are working together and are on the same team.Amy Watkins Fowler, Principal at Parkade Elementary in Columbia, MO