The Effect of Parental Involvement on Reading Comprehension
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Type of Work30 p.
action research papers
ProgramMasters of Education
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SubjectsEducation -- Research papers (Graduate)
Reading comprehension -- Research
Reading (Early childhood) -- Research
Reading -- Parent participation -- Research
The purpose of this study was to determine whether parent involvement would improve reading comprehension of prekindergarten students over a four week period. The measurement tool was an informal reading inventory assessment. This study involved the use of a pretest/post-test design to compare data between the control and experimental groups from March 2011 to April 2011. The analysis revealed that parental involvement had no impact on student reading achievement. Both the experimental and control groups experienced significant increases in their reading scores. The results of this study were likely due to student maturation and direct classroom instruction. Further research regarding the effects of parental involvement should be conducted to determine the long term benefits of improving student achievement.