The purpose of this study was twofold: (a) To determine whether there is a relationship between parental involvement and test scores in a K-8 school; and (b) What parental methods and strategies surveyed show an effect on test scores based on research and parental surveys? Approximately 300 parents participated in a parental methods survey. Parents were surveyed and provided English and Math performance data. Data from this researcher’s survey adapted from the Ohio Department of Education (ODE; APPENDIX B) were analyzed using descriptive statistics, including the top 5 methods or strategies according to the parent survey that have an effect on student assessment. The results were reported as well as any information discovered.

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Dissertations (EdD) -- Organizational leadership; Education, Elementary -- Parent participation -- Ohio -- Case studies; Examinations -- Ohio -- Scoring

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Graduate School of Education and Psychology



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Schmieder-Ramirez, June;