ERIC Number: ED464745
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Parental Volunteerism in Kindergarten: Assessing Its Impact in Reading and Mathematics Tests.
Munoz, Marco A.
Noting that parental involvement is an important factor in student success, this study examined differences in student learning in reading and mathematics related to levels of parental volunteerism in kindergarten, after controlling for differences in testing scores at the beginning of the school year. The study drew on data from the National Center for Education Statistics Early Childhood Longitudinal Study (kindergarten class of 1998-1999). The results of multivariate analysis of covariance indicated that parental volunteerism in kindergarten raised reading test scores, but it did not have an impact on mathematics test scores. Further analysis showed that parental volunteerism in schools is optimum at a "medium" level (26 to 50 percent) for increasing reading test scores. (Contains 12 references.) (HTH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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