Help Your Child Succeed!

What Research Says About Parent Involvement in Children's Education

  • The more parents participate in schooling as volunteers,  the better for student achievement.
  • The earlier in a child’s educational process that parent involvement begins, the more powerful the effects.
  • Family participation in education was twice as predictive of students’ academic success as family socioeconomic status. Some of the more intensive programs had effects that were 10 times greater than other factors.

Decades of research shows that when parents are involved students have:
  • Higher grades
  • Higher test scores
  • Higher graduation rates
  • Better school attendance
  • Lower rates of suspension
  • Decreased use of drugs and alcohol
  • Fewer instances of violent behavior

Read more in the peer-reviewed, sourced document below under Attachments
Sep 11, 2009, 12:17 PM