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ERIC Number: ED477786
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Pages: 47
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Self-Selection and Student Achievement in Urban Schools: Examining the Role of Family Educational Involvement.
Weinles, Dan
Educational choice has been found to result in greater satisfaction across schools by social class, race, and prior achievement. However, few studies have attempted to examine stratification effects across choice and non-choice schools by family educational involvement (FEI). Utilizing survey data from the base year of the National Education Longitudinal Study: 1988, the present study sought to investigate first, how FEI is related to the likelihood of attending a school of choice, and second, how FEI is related to the likelihood of attending a choice school of greater admissions selectivity. Finally, the study sought to determine the degree to which school selectivity influences educational achievement, net the effects of FEI. Findings suggest that direct parental involvement in school exerts an independent positive effect on the likelihood of attending a school of choice. Only parental educational expectations, however, were independently and positively associated with attending a school of higher admissions selectivity within the choice sector. Finally, FEI was found to moderate the positive relationship between school admissions selectivity and student achievement, though the relationship remained statistically significant. (Contains 49 references.) (Author/SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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