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ERIC Number: ED443831
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Pages: 13
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The Los Angeles Annenberg Metropolitan Project: "How Can Internal and External Evaluations Help Improve Parent Involvement Programs?"
Haro, Analee; Yoon, Ruth
The Los Angeles Annenberg Metropolitan Project (LAAMP) has several initiatives, including Parents as Learning Partners (PLP), that attempt to assist parents and schools to work collaboratively in order to increase student achievement. Using PLP, one of LAAMP's major parent engagement initiatives, as a model, this paper discusses using both internal and external evaluations to provide a better understanding of how to implement parent involvement programs. An external evaluation team has been hired by LAAMP to evaluate PLP through a longitudinal and quasi-experimental design to track parent-child pairs over time. Six PLP and six non-PLP schools were compared to determine the impact of parent involvement. The internal evaluation of PLP was carried out by LAAMP in collaboration with the schools and school families. Advantages and weaknesses of both internal and external evaluations are discussed. It is important to use both types of evaluation to evaluate and continue implementing a parent involvement program. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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