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ERIC Number: ED295845
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jun
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
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Parental Knowledge of Course Objectives and Grades of High School Physical Science Students.
Nelson, David N.
Many educators agree that parental involvement is an important factor in a child's achievement in school. Views of the quantity of involvement differ. This one-semester study was designed to determine if parental knowledge of classroom objectives would significantly influence student achievement in physical science. Thirty-three physical science students from two classrooms of an Illinois high school were randomly divided into an experimental group (N=17) whose parents were informed of course objectives, and a control groupp (N=16) whose parents were not informed. Based on end-of-year grades, this study found no significant difference between control and experimental groups indicating that parental knowledge of classroom objectives had no significant effect on student achievement. (CW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A