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ERIC Number: ED496815
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Parental and Community Involvement in Schools: Does Socio-Economic Status Matter?
Jeter-Twilley, Rhonda; Legum, Harry; Norton, Frank
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The purpose of the study was to examine if there was a relationship between socio-economic status (SES) and parental/community involvement in elementary schools, and if there is a significantly significant difference between low SES schools and high SES schools with regard to parental/community involvement. Socio-economic status was measured by the percentage of students on Free and Reduced Meals (FARMS) in a school. Five low SES/high FARMS schools and five High SES/low FARMS schools were selected for use in the study. Parental/Community Involvement was measured by Parent/Teacher Association (PTA) attendance and membership. Results indicate that the lower the SES, the lower the parental/community involvement, and that there is a significant difference between low SES schools and high SES schools in regards to parental/community involvement. If parental/community involvement is a component of student achievement, it is important that schools work on improving involvement particularly in low SES/FARMS schools to close up any possible barrier to academic achievement. (Contains 1 table.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A