Open Access Thesis
Academic achievement; Education--Parent participation; Academic theses;
Research has shown that increasing parental involvement has a positive impact on the academic performance of students yet, for a variety of reasons, many schools struggle to get parents involved. Providing online data systems to communicate student progress with parents is one way schools may encourage parent involvement in their children's education. This study explores the relationship between parent use of an online data system and student academic achievement. Data from a Student Information System (SIS), including course grades, grade point average, attendance, and parent log-in information, was gathered over a four year period for a cohort of students from a small suburban high school. Data analysis indicates no relationship between the level of parent log-in and academic achievement. Implications and suggestions for further research are discussed.
Year of Submission
Specialist in Education
Department of Educational Psychology, Foundations, and Leadership Studies
Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations
Kerri L. Clopton
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©2011 Patrick Andrew Lussenhop
Lussenhop, Patrick Andrew, "Parent Involvement and Academic Achievement" (2011). Dissertations and Theses @ UNI. 1553.