Date of Award

4-1-1990

Degree Type

Thesis

University or Center

Clark Atlanta University(CAU)

School

School of Education

Degree Name

Ed.S.

Department

Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Dr. Trevor Turner

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine whether there was a significant relationship between student achievement and parental involvement in the school. The population of the study included 105 third and fourth grade students from Snapfinger Elementary School in DeKalb County, Georgia. Two classes from each grade level were selected systematically to include both high and low achieving students. The composite score on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills was used to assess the level of student achievement. A student questionnaire was administered to help to assess student perceptions of parental involvement. The results revealed that parent-teacher conferences and parental involvement in school activities are significantly related to student achievement. The students' perceptions of parental involvement are also significantly related to student achievement.

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