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Parent Involvement Data: How to Measure and Improve Representativeness for Indicator B8

This resource provides states with an overview on how to gather representative parent involvement data for SPP/APR Indicator B8. The resource defines key concepts such as representativeness, sampling, nonresponse bias, response rates, and weighting. It also offers information on how to improve the quality of parent involvement data, including strategies that can help states collect representative data and evaluate and improve the representativeness of their data before, during, and after data collection. 

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  • Published:
    Feb 25, 2021
  • Authors:
    Amy Bitterman, Jill Lammert, Hadley Moore, Jennifer Schaaf
  • Organizations:
    IDEA Data Center
  • Format:
    Guides, Papers, and Reports
  • Topics:
    Part B
  • Indicators:
    B8 Parent Involvement
  • Tags:
    B8, Representativeness
  • Suggested Citation:

    Bitterman, A., Lammert, J., Moore, H., and Schaaf, J. (2021, February). Parent Involvement Data: How to Measure and Improve Representativeness. IDEA Data Center. Rockville, MD: Westat.

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