ERIC Number: ED418994
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
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Impact of Attendance at Parent Conferences on Elementary and Middle School Title I Students' Reading and Math Test Scores.
Pinto, Marcelo F.
The effects of overall attendance at parent conferences on Title I student's standardized test scores were studied in the Dallas (Texas) Public Schools. Analyses of Covariance (ANCOVA's) were conducted to investigate the effect of overall attendance on students' standardized test scores, and Cohen's "f" statistics were used as an index of effect size. In the 1996-97 school year, three parent conferences (fall, winter, and spring) were scheduled. Data indicate the number of conferences attended by at least one parent or other responsible adult for each child participating in Title I services. For the whole year, someone attended at least 1 parent conference for 36,528 preschool and primary grade students (65% of Title I students), 17,238 elementary school students (53%), 5,319 middle school students (29%), and 4,991 high school students (21%). Taken together, findings indicate that parents were more likely to attend the fall conference. When the standardized test scores of children in elementary and middle school were examined, it was found that children whose parents attended at least one conference had higher scores for reading comprehension and mathematics. However, effect sizes were small. (Contains three figures, three tables, and seven references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers: Dallas Independent School District TX; Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Diego, CA, April 13-17, 1998).