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ERIC Number: EJ794828
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-1059-308X
Academic Achievement of Homeschool and Public School Students and Student Perception of Parent Involvement
Barwegen, Laura Mezzano; Falciani, Nancy K.; Putnam, S. Junlah; Reamer, Megan B.; Stair, Esther E.
School Community Journal, v14 n1 p39-58 Spr-Sum 2004
This paper presents the results of a survey of 127 seniors in a diverse suburban high school to determine the impact of the subjects' perceptions of parent involvement on their levels of achievement as measured by the standardized national ACT test. Independent-samples t tests were then used to assess whether there were any differences in achievement as reported in national test scores among students with a perception of a high level of parent involvement, students with a perception of a low level of parent involvement, and homeschool students. The findings of the study were that the perception of a high level of parent involvement does have a significant impact upon achievement. Students who perceived a high level of parent involvement performed significantly better on the national ACT exam than students who perceived a low level of parent involvement. There was no difference in academic achievement between public school students who perceived a high level of parent involvement and homeschool students. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment