Parent Involvement in Schools
This report defines various methods and strategies for implementation of effective parental involvement in schools. Specific approaches are offered to schools to help families engage in educational activities, including how to create a welcoming environment, having an awareness of cultural considerations, and information distribution alternatives.
A parent survey was created to help guide instructional content for a parent class. Questions included information regarding parent confidence and competence in helping students learn and parent familiarity with AVID goals and practices.
This report provided quantitative and qualitative data analysis of survey results. Findings included how and when participants felt most valued by the district, how participants learn most effectively, and recommendations for future research.
Effects of Home Visits
This research examined the impact of home visits on attendance rates and literacy assessment scores for kindergarteners in one Pacific Northwest school district.