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ERIC Number: ED315234
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Sep-1
Pages: 36
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Grassroots Development: Applying ERIC Resources in a Small, Rural School District.
Howley, Craig B.; And Others
This article describes work on a new tool to help educators increase parental involvement in their schools using the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC). When the authors set out on their goal in rural Hart County, Kentucky, they discovered that no instrument existed to measure changes in the level of parental involvement. Using research material found in the ERIC database, the team set about building a new, reliable, and valid instrument. They based their work on activities that already had proven to reflect parental involvement and came up with 30 items, each consisting of a statement about some kind of parental involvement. Parents receiving the survey were asked to indicate, on a five-point scale, how much they agreed with the statements. The team planned to compare scores taken before and after the parental-interest project had carried out some of its activities, thereby determining resulting changes in parental interest. Initial tests show the new instrument to have high reliability, although the project is preliminary. The document includes a copy of the 30-item survey questionnaire and a 31-table summary of data gathered in the instrument's first administration in Hart County. (TES)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky