ERIC Number: ED172374
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
School Community Relations and Student Achievement.
Ingram, John E., Jr.
This research examined the relationship between effective school-community relations and student achievement. The purpose of the study was to determine how the five variables of access, communication, involvement, participation, and resolution interact with a measure of effective school-community relations, how the five variables related to measures of student achievement, and how the variable of access relates to the other four variables. Sixty-four parents of students in grades four through six were interviewed for their perceptions of the effectiveness of one of the five variables. Statistical techniques used included the Pearson product moment correlations, forward step-wise regression, and path analysis. The findings suggest that communication is the most important variable of an effective school-community relations program. The study suggests that teachers be trained to use parent conferences and other interaction opportunities as two-way communication vehicles. Also, information sent to parents should contain a tear-off section for them to fill out and return with their comments. (Author/LD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979); Not available in paper copy due to light print of original document