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Friday, August 22, 2008

Parent and Family Involvement in Education, 2006-07 School Year, From the National Household Education Surveys Program of 2007

While an overwhelming majority of the parents surveyed were white, English speaking parents there were was one interesting finding I thought I would highlight:

Parental satisfaction levels on teachers,academic standards, discipline, and the ways that schools interact with parents decreased as school size and grade level (HS) increased.

Check out the full report

-Patricia


National Center for Education Statistics
August, 2008

The National Center for Education Statistics within the Institute of Education Sciences has released the report "Parent and Family Involvement in Education, 2006-07 School Year, from the National Household Education Surveys Program of 2007."

This report presents initial findings from the Parent and Family Involvement in Education Survey of the National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES). The NHES data were collected from January to May of 2007 through interviews with parents of students in kindergarten through grade 12. Selected findings include: approximately 54 percent of students in grades K through 12 had parents who reported receiving notes or e-mail from the school specifically about their child; some 83 percent of students had parents who received information about how to help with homework; 89 percent of students in grades K through 12 had parents who reported an adult member of the household had attended a general school meeting or a meeting of a parent-teacher organization or association (PTO/PTA) since the beginning of the school year; and 59 percent of students in grades K through 12 had parents who were "very satisfied" with their child's school, and 64 percent of students had parents who were "very satisfied" with their child's teachers that year.

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