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ERIC Number: ED505809
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 19
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Data Collection Instruments for Evaluating Family Involvement
Westmoreland, Helen; Bouffard, Suzanne; O'Carroll, Kelley; Rosenberg, Heidi
Harvard Family Research Project
As evidence supporting the benefits of family involvement in learning mounts, there is an increasing demand for evaluation of family involvement initiatives and for additional research to inform practice and policy. Those designing and implementing family involvement programs must be responsive to calls to bolster the quality of the evidence base in the family involvement field by injecting rigorous methods into their evaluation. Many stakeholders, however, find it difficult to identify and locate tools and resources that support rigorous family involvement evaluations. In order to assess family involvement interventions in a high-quality way, family involvement leaders, school administrators, policymakers, and researchers need information about and access to evaluation tools, particularly standardized instruments for collecting data on family involvement practices. This resource compiles instruments developed for rigorous program impact evaluations and tested for reliability. (Contains 16 endnotes.)
Harvard Family Research Project. Harvard University, 3 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. Tel: 617-495-9108; Fax: 617-495-8594; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation; Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Authoring Institution: Harvard Family Research Project
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Home Observation for Measurement of Environment; National Household Education Survey