ERIC Number: ED378303
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Parent Involvement Program, 1992-93. Evaluation. OER Report.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Research.
The New York City Board of Education's Parent Involvement Program (PIP) was created in 1987 and the Office of Parent Involvement (OPI) was established in 1989. For the 1992-93 year, funds were distributed to 143 sites grouped into 3 cycles. Cycle 1 was a pilot program that paired previously funded and new projects, while Cycles 2 and 3 consisted of old and new projects sponsored by individual schools, districts, and high school superintendencies. The evaluation of the parent-involvement projects included visits to 21 program sites, evaluation of 59 surveys completed by program coordinators, interviews of 24 program coordinators, and administration of another survey to 150 parents. Evaluation data indicated that, although two-thirds of the sample projects started late, activities were well attended. Broad categories of activities were: (1) home-school partnerships; (2) outreach; (3) parent training; (4) development of community resources linkages; (5) parent-support services; and (6) 1-day special events. A majority of surveyed parents found the programs helpful. Recommendations are made for program continuation and improvement. Eleven tables present evaluation data. (Contains 12 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Administrators, Elementary Secondary Education, Outreach Programs, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Pilot Projects, Program Evaluation, Surveys, Urban Schools
Office of Educational Research, Research Unit, Board of Education of the City of New York, 110 Livingston Street, Room 507, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Research.