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Parent Involvement in Education from Kindergarten to High School

Data about school-age children are currently collected in the NHES's Parent and Family Involvement in Education (PFI) Survey. The PFI survey collects data about students who are enrolled in kindergarten through grade 12 and asks questions about school choice and various aspects of parent involvement in education, such as help with homework, family activities, and parent involvement at school. Parents are the respondents.

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Data & Resources

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Explore the Data Files & Questionnaires

Learn more in the Condition of Education with its 50 indicators about education topics

Visit the High School, Middle Grades, and Early Childhood longitudinal studies to see how they tracks students' development, achievement and learning over time

Browse the Toolkit of Resources for Engaging Families and the Community as Partners in Education Questionnaires

The Basics

These documents provide a summary of the most recent data and key information about the survey participants and how the survey was conducted.

First Look: Parent and Family Involvement in Education: Results from the National Household Education Surveys Program of 2016

Infographic: NHES Sample and Methods – PFI Enrolled