ERIC Number: ED316824
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Parent Involvement Program (PIP) 1988-89. Evaluation Section Report.
Moore, Gaylen; And Others
The Parent Involvement Program (PIP) was designed to promote the active and continuing participation of individual parents in the education of their children, as well as a partnership with the schools their children attend. An evaluation of PIP focused on its planning and implementation and determined the program's effectiveness in meeting its goals. Eighteen PIP programs were evaluated. The results of the evaluation indicated that generally all PIP programs were implemented as planned. There was a variation in the activities offered by component, school level, and type of program organization. Parents participating in PIP included those targeted by the policy statement; that is, they were parents of: children at risk in academic performance; children living in temporary housing; children with medical and health needs; and children in underserved areas with high concentrations of ethnic and/or racial minorities. Almost unanimously, coordinators and providers reported that PIP was effective in increasing parent involvement. Effective PIP programs used a school-based coordinator, had school staff who contributed their knowledge and expertise, included social gatherings, offered activities as a series of workshops, presented activities in parents' schools, employed funding from public and private agencies, and offered activities to meet needs of target parent populations. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.