1. How Do Different Levels Of Parental Involvement Influence Children's Academic Performance?

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Research Questions:
This study is designed to answer the following research questions:
What types of involvement parents have?
How do different levels of parental involvement influence children’s academic performance?
Method
Participants
Participants in this study would be eighty (80) children from the sixth grade at Elly Elementary School in the city of Goleta, CA. Among the participants, five of them would be Asians; forty of them would be Hispanics; four of them would be African-Americans; thirty-one of them would be White students. Female participants would be forty-one; male participants would be thirty-nine. In Ellwood Elementary School, 53.5 % of students are socioeconomically disadvantaged in the school year 2015-16, according to California Department of Education School Accountability Report Card.
Measures
(1) Parental Involvement
To measure parental involvement in schooling, this study will access The Parent and Family Involvement in Education (PFI) Survey conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (Bieschke, 2013) combined with the parent version of the Parent-Teacher Involvement Questionnaire
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Findings from this study would be used to demonstrate that what the types and frequency of parental involvement were positively related to increased academic performance, measured by parental involvement behaviors, WIAT-II tests, and teacher ratings of the child’s classroom academic performance in the past three quarters. The strength of this study is to address which kinds of parental involvement behavior could help children to increase their academic achievement. With the thirty-item questionnaires in six categories, including parenting, communicating, volunteering, interaction at home, decision-making, and community collaboration, it could figure out which school parent involvement programs could benefit

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