Parental Involvement in Homework and Student Achievement in one Low Economic School
Date of Award
Master of Education (MEd)
Low homework completion scores were compared with Developmental Reading Assessment scores in three grades over a span of two years. The six lowest students were identified and an ABAB study was conducted to see if phone calls home would help increase homework returns. The results indicate that teacher intervention slightly increases homework returns, but does little to motivate parents in taking an active engagement in their child(ren)’s homework. Professional development is necessary to find which methods of engaging parents are most effective.
MacIsaac, Jenny, "Parental Involvement in Homework and Student Achievement in one Low Economic School" (2011). M.S.Ed. in Educational Leadership Research Projects. 92.