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  Teacher Reports of Parents' Involvement

Teacher Report of Parents’ Involvement
Last updated: May, 2005

This scale was developed for the study reported in Hoover-Dempsey, Walker, Jones and Reed (2002). It assesses teacher reports of parents’ involvement (perceptions of the percentage of parents in the class who are involved in specific activities).

The measure employs a six-point, Likert-type scale: 1=none, 2=10-25%, 3=30-45%, 4=55-70%, 5= 75-90%, 6=all.

Alpha reliability for the scale as reported in Hoover-Dempsey et al. (2002) was .89 (pre-test) and .92 (post-test).

Participants were asked to respond to the following prompt:
“In this section, please indicate HOW MANY OF YOUR STUDENTS’ PARENTS have participated in the following activities this year. Please record your best estimate for each item, and then respond to the ‘overall confidence rating’ at the end of this section.”

1.
Attend scheduled parent-teacher conferences.
2.
Attend meetings or workshops at school.
3.
Contact me when their children are having a problem with learning.
4.
Contact me when they have something really good to report about their child’s learning.
5.
Volunteer in my classroom or in the school.
6.
Ask me for specific activities they can do at home with the child.
7.
Discuss TV programs with the child.
8.
Help the child with homework.
9.
Listen to the child read.
10.
Give me information about the child’s needs, interests, or talents.
11.
Talk to the child about the school day.
12.
Visit my classroom at school.
13.
Take the child to the library or community events.
14.
Attend children’s performances at school.

In general, how much confidence do you have in the accuracy of your estimates on the items above? (Please circle the response that’s most appropriate for you). (I am completely confident, I am pretty confident, I am just somewhat confident, I am not very confident).

References:

Hoover-Dempsey, K.V., Walker, J.M.T., Jones, K.P., & Reed, R.P. (2002). Teachers Involving Parents (TIP): An in-service teacher education program for enhancing parental involvement. Teaching and Teacher Education, 18(7), 843-467.  





 





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