The Association for Middle Level Education has just published the results of a study by Darcy Hutchins on parent involvement in middle school.
It’s worth reading the results, but here’s Darcy’s description of the research:
My study collected data in eight middle schools in one Mid-Atlantic school district, referred to here as North Shore School District (NSSD). I selected this district because of its size, diverse student population, and an official parent involvement policy that requires that all schools establish effective practices to engage students’ families. The study asked: How can middle schools cultivate comprehensive and inclusive programs of partnership?