AbstractsEducation Research & Administration

Parental Involvement in the Digital Age: Examining Parental

by James Brian Bocian

Institution: University of Findlay
Year: 2016
Keywords: Educational Leadership; Educational Technology; parental involvement in schools, student web portals,PowerSchool, strategies for parental involvement, adolescenteducation, middle school, junior high school, high school
Posted: 02/05/2017
Record ID: 2111527
Full text PDF: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=findlay1472765461


Parental involvement in schools has been accepted as essential in effective education. In the present study, the researcher determined if parental access to student web portals had an impact on academic outcomes for students in grades 7-12. The study utilized 600 pre-existing student data sets that included parental log entries into student web portals. Using the same sample, the researcher determined the information parents accessed most from student portals and examined how parents used the information. No significant relationship was found between the academic outcomes for students whose parents accessed their web portals. Results indicated that parents accessed student grades and interacted with their child most often after logging onto web portals. These findings suggest that educators should not rely solely on web portals as means to foster parental involvement in their schools. Advisors/Committee Members: Crates, Kathleen (Committee Chair).