Wisner Auditorium

Start Date

22-4-2017 8:30 AM

Scholarship Domain(s)

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning


Author Abstract:

This study focused upon the implementation of a family literacy program known as parents as literacy supporters (PALS). The PALS program was offered to second-grade bilingual students which also incorporated the participation of family members. A mixed method approach was utilized for this study. The researcher examined the relationships that existed between family participation in the PALS program and students’ Aimsweb reading curriculum-based measurement (RCBM) and Aimsweb mathematics concepts and applications’ (M-CAP) pre and post-tests. Analytical methodology was implemented by utilizing a mixed factorial ANOVA test in order to determine whether differences between the groups existed. Results indicated that there were no significant differences between the pre and post-tests groups for reading fluency and mathematics. The qualitative component of the research entailed the discovery of Hispanic parents’ views about literacy and mathematical strategies implemented in their homes. The researcher found that parents supported their children through shared reading, writing activities, as well as practical uses of manipulatives and drawings for mathematical support. Cohort X


Apr 22nd, 8:30 AM

Hispanic Students and their Parental Involvement in a PALS Program

Wisner Auditorium