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Parents at the Center: Final Parent Leadership Institute Evaluation Report

Hildreth, Jeanine,Butler, Alisha (2019). Policy Studies Associates, Inc. . Retrieved from: https://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED600546

  • Quasi-Experimental Design
     examining 
    3,965
     Students
    , grades
    PK-12

Reviewed: June 2022

No statistically significant positive
findings
Meets WWC standards with reservations
General Literacy Achievement outcomes—Indeterminate effects found
Outcome
measure
Comparison Period Sample Intervention
mean
Comparison
mean
Significant? Improvement
    index
Evidence
tier

New York State Assessment: ELA

Children's Aid Society Parent Leadership Institute (CAS PLI) vs. Business as usual

0 Days

Full sample;
3,885 students

-0.07

0.06

No

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General Mathematics Achievement outcomes—Indeterminate effects found
Outcome
measure
Comparison Period Sample Intervention
mean
Comparison
mean
Significant? Improvement
    index
Evidence
tier

New York State Assessment: Math

Children's Aid Society Parent Leadership Institute (CAS PLI) vs. Business as usual

0 Days

Full sample;
3,965 students

-0.12

0.07

No

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Evidence Tier rating based solely on this study. This intervention may achieve a higher tier when combined with the full body of evidence.

Characteristics of study sample as reported by study author.


  • 15% English language learners

  • Other or unknown: 100%

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  • Race
    Other or unknown
    100%
  • Ethnicity
    Other or unknown    
    100%
  • Eligible for Free and Reduced Price Lunch
    Free or reduced price lunch (FRPL)    
    85%
    No FRPL    
    15%

Setting

The Parent Leadership Institute (PLI) of Children’s Aid (CA) was implemented at six public schools in New York City's South Bronx community of Morrisania, an area characterized by high levels of poverty, health disparities, crime, and low levels of academic achievement and attainment.

Study sample

On average, the six intervention schools are 99% minority, 24% students with disabilities, 15% English Learners and 85% students in poverty.

Intervention Group

The PLI consists of three main components: (1) A parent resource room dedicated to providing parents with a welcoming area within the school, (2) parent engagement coordinators (PECs) who collaborate with parents, school staff, staff from local community organizations, and other CA staff to develop and deliver (3) tailored services and supports to parents and families.

Comparison Group

Schools in the comparison condition conducted business as usual. Comparison students were likely exposed to instruction and support services as they had been in the past.

Support for implementation

Schools in the intervention condition received support from Parent Engagement Coordinators (PECs), who (1) coordinate the design and delivery of adult education workshops and parent leadership development activities; (2) help parents link with needed resources both within the school and within the broader community as needed; and (3) work with other school staff to support effective parent connections.

 

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