ERIC Number: ED451475
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-May
Parental Involvement and Its Effects on Student Reading Achievement.
Schefter, Carolyn A.
The purpose of this study was to determine if parental involvement had effects on student reading achievement. The parents of students in kindergarten through grade two were given a questionnaire to complete. The teachers in these grades were given a data form and a short questionnaire to complete on parental involvement and the levels of reading achievement of each child in their class. The results showed that kindergarten children scored in the average to above average range with much parental involvement, while for grades one and two, although there was parental involvement, they only scored in the average range. Students with above average or average scores had a large portion of parents who were involved in a variety of ways with the education of their children; those with below average achievement also showed low involvement of parents in educational activities. (Contains 44 references and a table of data. Appendixes contain the permission letter, questionnaire, and a data form.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.A. Research Project, Kean University.