ERIC Number: ED347671
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Statewide Evaluation of Parent Education and Parent Involvement Pilot Programs.
Whitsett, Maria D.; And Others
Findings of a study that evaluated the implementation and effectiveness of 10 state-authorized parent education and involvement pilot programs in Texas are presented in this paper. Data were derived from demographic report forms, 369 parent opinion surveys, student opinion surveys, 105 teacher opinion surveys, cost surveys, and final evaluation reports. Findings indicate that the programs as yet have had no positive influence on student academic performance and that all required a substantial, upfront time investment. An obstacle to implementation was developing trust between parents and the schools and defining activities "permissible" for schools to conduct. Overall, parents and teachers evaluated the programs favorably. Appendices include copies of instrumentation and a sample set of site-specific project descriptors. (31 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, April 20-24, 1992).