Data about parent involvement in education and school choice from kindergarten to high school are currently collected in the Parent and Family Involvement in Education (PFI). 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 engagement in schools. Parents are the respondents.
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This report presents data about various aspects of parent involvement in education and reasons for choosing the child’s school. These data represent circumstances before the implementation of coronavirus pandemic restrictions.
This report uses data from multiple surveys to describe the landscape of school choice. The report discusses the changes over time in enrollment in traditional public, public charter, and private schools, as well as changes in the number of students who were homeschooled. It includes information on the characteristics of students enrolled in public and private schools, as well as characteristics of students who were homeschooled.