ERIC Number: ED337511
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr-5
Reference Count: N/A
Parent Participation in the Chicago Public Schools.
The relationship between parent participation and academic achievement in elementary schools is examined using statistics from the Chicago (Illinois) public schools and a survey of principals and presidents of local school councils. The questionnaire assesses the extent of parent participation in the schools. Data from initial or telephone responses from principals or school council presidents from 289 schools are evaluated in terms of the following parameters: (1) communication with parents; (2) effective parenting programs; (3) parent support of the school; (4) service to parents; and (5) total parent participation. Academic achievement is measured using scores on the Illinois Goal Achievement Program (IGAP) tests. The results show that the level of involvement between parent and school is significantly related to achievement in both mathematics and reading. The home-school partnership is a significant factor in student achievement, particularly in schools often described as disadvantaged. Six tables of statistical data, a 14-item list of references, and the survey questionnaire are included. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield, Dept. of Planning, Research and Evaluation.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Chicago Public Schools IL
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, April 3-7, 1991).