Parent and Family Involvement in Education, from the National Household Education Surveys Program of 2012

Amber Noel, Patrick Stark, and Jeremy Redford, AIR
Andrew Zukerberg, National Center for Education Statistics

This report presents data on students in the United States attending kindergarten through grade 12. The main focus of the report is on parent and family involvement in the students’ education during the 2011–12 school year as reported by the students’ parents. It also includes the percentage of students who participated in selected family activities. Demographic information about students and families is presented, including students’ poverty status and parents’ education and language spoken at home, as well as school characteristics, such as school size and school type.

The data for this report come from the National Household Education Surveys Program of 2012, Parent and Family Involvement in Education (PFI) Survey. The PFI survey is designed for students who are enrolled in kindergarten through grade 12 or are homeschooled for equivalent grades and asks questions about various aspects of parent involvement in education, such as help with homework, family activities, and parent involvement at school. This First Look report updates data presented in an earlier report by presenting selected descriptive information.

Infographic: Parent Involvement

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Jeremy Redford
Senior Researcher