The long-awaited PURE report on parent involvement is finally out today. According to the release, it is the largest study of parent involvement in Chicago and "indicate that parents want to be more involved in their childrens education but need more opportunities." It surveyed 4,320 parents in 92 schools and suggests that "even high school parents, traditionally less active than elementary school parents, want to be more involved, their opportunities for involvement are limited."
Perhaps most substantially , the survey finds that schools that do more complex and meaningful types of parent involvement have high parent satisfaction levels and student achievement. The report also compares parent involvement in 46 CPS Non-traditional schools (including charter schools, contract schools, military schools, and small schools) and regular CPS schools but "found no significant difference in the level of parent involvement in Traditional and Non-traditional schools."
For more information, check out the report on PURE's website.
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