The Effect of Mentoring on School Attendance and Academic Outcomes: A Randomized Evaluation of the Check & Connect Program (WP-16-18)

@inproceedings{Guryan2016TheEO,
  title={The Effect of Mentoring on School Attendance and Academic Outcomes: A Randomized Evaluation of the Check & Connect Program (WP-16-18)},
  author={Jonathan Guryan and Sandra L. Christenson and Amy Claessens and M Engel and Ijun Lai and Jens Ludwig and Ashley Cureton Turner and Mary Clair Turner},
  year={2016}
}
The researchers present the results of a four-year randomized controlled trial evaluation of a structured student monitoring and mentoring program that aimed to increase student attendance. The program, called Check & Connect (C&C), was delivered to 765 students in grades 1 through 8 in 23 neighborhood schools in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS). C&C mentors were full-time employees and had caseloads of between 30 and 35 students. Each student was assigned a mentor for two school years, and the… CONTINUE READING

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