iIndicator Details

% Home Alone 3 or More Days (EM)

Short Definition: % of students home alone for 3 or more days a week (SurveyWorks: Elementary and Middle)

Long Definition:

The percent of students within a given school who were usually home alone for three or more days a week.

This question was answered as part of the SurveyWorks questionnaire and was included in the surveys for elementary and middle school students. SurveyWorks is the Rhode Island Department of Education's new opinions-and-perceptions survey and is administered annually to all students in grades 4-12. SurveyWorks is age appropriate for each level — elementary, middle and high school — but it covers roughly the same areas of questioning for all three levels.

A similar question was asked in the SALT survey which the SurveyWorks survey replaced in 2009-10.

Agency Source: RIDE

Time Period(s):
School Year 2003-04,  2004-05,  2005-06,  2006-07,  2007-08,  2009-10,  2010-11,  2011-12,  2012-13,  2013-14

Geographies: School

Data Type: Numeric


As afterschool hours are the peak time for involvement in risky behaviors, this indicator allows for comparison of adolescents' afterschool supervision with their involvement in various risky behaviors.


Last SALT survey was administered in 2007-08 (High Schools were not administered the SALT survey in 2003-04). The new SurveyWorks! survey replaced the SALT survey in 2009-10.

The information is self-reported.

Universe: Rhode Island public elementary, middle, high school students in participating schools and grades

Tags: Supervision, Out-Of-School-Time, Home Alone

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