The Impact of Parental Involvement on the Academic Performance of African-American Females in Middle School
Trident International University International 
For this study, the researcher examined the impact of parental involvement on African American females and expulsions and suspensions. The objective of this research project was to provide African-American girls with academic and behavioral strategies that can equip them for success in the classroom. The purpose of this study was to draw attention to the need to examine African-American females and the impact of parental involvement. African-American boys and girls are the two subgroups who consistently score the lowest on standardized tests. Most of the research has focused on the plight of African-American boys and raising the test scores for this subgroup. It is crucial to explore the effect of parental involvement on the academic success of Black females during their middle school years, as research suggests during the transition from elementary to middle school, adolescent attainment declines while behavior problems escalate. African-American girls tend to be an understudied subgroup (Morris, 2007). This research study was a way to ascertain the degree to which parental involvement impacts student achievement for girls of color during their middle school years.
|Advisor:||Hodges, James G|
|Commitee:||Schmidt, Heidi, Fedrick, Nicole|
|School:||Trident University International|
|Department:||College of Education|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||DAI-A 81/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||African American Studies|
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