ERIC Number: ED400125
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Parents and Schools: Partners in Student Learning. Statistics in Brief.
Carey, Nancy; Farris, Elizabeth
Recognizing the critical role of parent involvement for the success of their children in school, this report presents statistics which focus on various areas in which parents and schools can work together to develop partnerships. The report presents data collected from a survey of 810 public elementary schools serving kindergarten through grade 8. Results were weighted to produce national estimates of all public schools serving these grades. Data were collected on several kinds of activities which public elementary schools sponsor to encourage parent involvement, the amount of parent participation in those activities, and the extent to which parent input is considered in decisionmaking related to school issues. This report discusses results of school-sponsored activities to inform and involve parents, including: (1) "Parent Attendance at School Events"; (2) "Parent Attendance by School Characteristics"; (3) "Parent Participation in School Decisionmaking"; and (4) "Parent Input Through School Councils." The Brief concludes with a summary of findings and a section of technical notes describing how the survey was conducted. Includes five tables of descriptive statistics. (AMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Fast Response Survey System