Teacher Beliefs about Parent Involvement

1. Parent involvement is important for a good school.
2. Most parents know how to help their children with schoolwork at home.
3. Every family has some strengths that can be tapped to increase student success in school.
4. All parents could learn ways to help their children with schoolwork at home‚ if shown how.
5. Parent involvement can help teachers be more effective with more students.
6. Parents of children at this school want to be involved more than they are.
7. Parent involvement is important for student success in school.
8. This school views parents as important partners.
1=disagree very strongly‚ 2=disagree‚ 3=disagree just a little‚ 4=agree just a little‚ 5=agree‚ 6=agree very strongly

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