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Digest of Education Statistics: 2006
Digest of Education Statistics: 2006

NCES 2007-017
July 2007


Table 24. Percentage of kindergartners through fifth-graders whose parents were involved in education-related activities, by selected child, parent, and school characteristics: 1999 and 2003 
Child, parent, and school characteristic Percent of children in 1999 whose parents report that they
did the following things with their children in the past month
Percent of children in 2003 whose parents report that they
did the following things with their children in the past month
Percent of children in 1999 whose parents report that they involved their children in the following activities during the past week Percent of children in 2003 whose parents report that they involved their children in the following activities during the past week
Visited
a library
Went to
a play, concert,
or other
live show
Visited an
art gallery, museum, or historical site
Visited a zoo or aquarium Attended
an event sponsored by a community, religious, or ethnic group1 
Visited
a library
Went to
a play, concert,
or other
live show
Visited an
art gallery, museum, or historical site
Visited a zoo or aquarium Attended
an event sponsored by a community, religious, or ethnic group1 
Told a story Worked
on arts
or crafts
Worked on household chores Told a story Worked
on arts
or crafts
Worked on household chores
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
Total 48.6 (0.64) 32.1 (0.55) 22.2 (0.67) 14.1 (0.47) 52.8 (0.63) 50.2 (0.80) 35.5 (0.87) 22.2 (0.83) 16.5 (0.69) 62.0 (0.80) 69.4 (0.60) 68.0 (0.60) 93.8 (0.33) 74.9 (0.66) 74.9 (0.70) 97.1 (0.21)
Sex of child                                                                
Male 47.2 (0.91) 30.5 (0.84) 22.3 (0.93) 13.9 (0.70) 50.9 (0.89) 47.3 (1.08) 33.6 (1.09) 23.1 (1.12) 16.3 (0.88) 61.0 (1.08) 69.1 (0.76) 64.2 (0.81) 93.0 (0.41) 73.3 (0.86) 69.7 (0.98) 97.0 (0.33)
Female 50.1 (1.02) 33.7 (0.81) 22.1 (0.89) 14.3 (0.70) 54.8 (0.95) 53.1 (1.11) 37.5 (1.09) 21.2 (1.07) 16.7 (0.87) 63.0 (1.09) 69.7 (0.89) 71.9 (0.90) 94.6 (0.45) 76.6 (0.96) 80.2 (1.01) 97.3 (0.33)
                                                                 
Race/ethnicity of child                                                                
White 48.9 (0.85) 33.9 (0.72) 22.3 (0.76) 12.0 (0.54) 54.6 (0.81) 49.1 (1.03) 37.2 (1.26) 21.2 (1.09) 13.6 (0.85) 64.6 (1.12) 70.9 (0.80) 72.4 (0.73) 96.2 (0.33) 76.0 (0.96) 75.4 (0.89) 98.4 (0.24)
Black 47.8 (1.76) 31.3 (1.60) 21.0 (1.52) 15.7 (1.24) 53.0 (1.40) 52.3 (2.50) 36.7 (2.23) 24.4 (1.97) 18.9 (1.55) 66.3 (2.35) 64.8 (1.73) 58.6 (1.82) 93.9 (0.79) 69.6 (2.00) 68.1 (2.14) 98.9 (0.43)
Hispanic 43.9 (1.65) 24.4 (1.10) 20.6 (1.26) 19.7 (1.02) 45.8 (1.32) 48.2 (1.77) 28.0 (1.53) 20.8 (1.38) 23.7 (1.32) 49.3 (1.75) 66.6 (1.49) 59.4 (1.33) 84.7 (1.19) 74.2 (1.55) 79.6 (1.45) 92.7 (0.86)
Other 61.6 (3.14) 34.9 (3.02) 29.8 (3.16) 18.1 (2.31) 51.7 (3.18) 61.0 (3.80) 37.4 (3.04) 29.9 (2.75) 18.3 (2.76) 62.3 (3.45) 74.0 (2.87) 69.1 (2.47) 92.0 (1.56) 79.9 (3.06) 73.6 (2.52) 93.3 (1.45)
                                                                 
Highest education level of parents                                                                
Less than high school 34.5 (2.33) 17.5 (1.63) 12.1 (1.64) 15.2 (1.65) 36.7 (2.32) 36.1 (3.39) 20.0 (3.10) 9.3 (1.75) 15.3 (2.05) 34.3 (3.06) 61.9 (2.30) 54.4 (2.13) 81.8 (1.97) 67.2 (3.16) 74.8 (3.20) 94.9 (1.22)
High school/GED 40.3 (1.42) 25.9 (1.13) 16.0 (1.04) 12.8 (0.98) 42.6 (1.23) 44.5 (1.64) 28.6 (1.83) 17.8 (1.73) 16.5 (1.18) 50.5 (1.81) 66.5 (1.28) 64.3 (1.27) 92.8 (0.75) 71.3 (1.59) 75.5 (1.32) 97.1 (0.56)
Vocational/technical or some college 47.2 (1.41) 30.2 (1.30) 20.4 (1.21) 11.9 (0.90) 53.7 (1.43) 44.3 (2.04) 32.8 (1.89) 19.1 (1.32) 15.2 (1.29) 62.1 (1.64) 70.2 (1.23) 68.3 (1.18) 96.2 (0.58) 75.9 (1.54) 76.2 (1.51) 97.4 (0.56)
Associate's degree 50.4 (2.12) 35.5 (2.10) 22.0 (1.77) 14.3 (1.42) 53.6 (2.26) 47.4 (3.04) 41.1 (3.24) 22.0 (2.40) 15.4 (2.09) 67.0 (2.85) 70.0 (2.04) 71.9 (1.88) 95.4 (0.92) 76.0 (2.00) 73.6 (2.47) 96.9 (0.73)
Bachelor's degree 57.6 (1.52) 40.0 (1.24) 29.1 (1.37) 15.2 (1.03) 64.6 (1.22) 57.7 (1.74) 40.1 (1.61) 27.6 (1.70) 16.0 (1.32) 71.3 (1.63) 74.2 (1.39) 73.3 (1.10) 96.1 (0.66) 77.3 (1.60) 74.0 (1.48) 97.2 (0.46)
Graduate/professional degree 62.9 (1.53) 43.3 (1.77) 34.7 (1.73) 17.9 (1.33) 65.3 (1.68) 65.2 (2.04) 47.2 (2.53) 31.7 (2.02) 20.7 (1.82) 75.6 (1.55) 71.4 (1.73) 73.3 (1.53) 95.3 (0.79) 78.6 (1.64) 73.9 (1.72) 98.0 (0.46)
                                                                 
Family income                                                                
Less than $5,000 42.7 (4.27) 24.9 (2.73) 16.5 (2.76) 16.6 (2.77) 37.3 (3.55) 38.2 (5.63) 25.7 (4.94) 13.2 (3.10) 18.7 (3.99) 52.9 (4.65) 67.5 (4.39) 55.9 (4.38) 90.9 (2.02) 79.5 (4.52) 78.9 (4.61) 94.3 (1.99)
$5,001 to 10,000 43.8 (2.86) 21.1 (2.34) 17.7 (2.07) 14.5 (1.65) 38.9 (2.62) 42.2 (4.99) 28.5 (4.74) 22.8 (4.79) 23.8 (4.05) 51.6 (4.74) 69.6 (2.30) 58.4 (2.93) 90.0 (1.69) 70.9 (3.88) 75.3 (3.30) 96.3 (1.62)
$10,001 to 15,000 44.8 (2.51) 24.5 (2.32) 18.2 (1.99) 15.3 (2.06) 45.5 (2.83) 49.1 (4.27) 27.3 (3.26) 20.7 (4.22) 20.9 (3.46) 49.1 (4.19) 66.7 (2.62) 61.2 (2.99) 91.9 (1.55) 70.0 (3.62) 74.6 (4.03) 93.8 (1.54)
$15,001 to 20,000 43.0 (3.07) 25.9 (2.37) 13.3 (1.74) 13.7 (1.61) 47.2 (2.78) 44.4 (3.95) 32.9 (3.75) 18.9 (2.83) 17.1 (2.61) 52.1 (4.19) 62.3 (2.29) 64.1 (2.70) 91.4 (1.35) 76.9 (3.45) 76.1 (3.74) 98.0 (0.60)
$20,001 to 25,000 38.9 (2.10) 26.3 (2.05) 18.7 (1.85) 14.7 (1.50) 47.7 (2.53) 48.4 (3.57) 26.0 (3.39) 16.3 (2.22) 16.4 (2.35) 57.8 (3.76) 68.1 (2.34) 63.9 (2.42) 90.5 (1.37) 71.6 (2.86) 80.6 (2.33) 96.0 (1.07)
$25,001 to 30,000 45.3 (2.27) 30.4 (2.35) 20.7 (1.97) 14.4 (1.70) 50.0 (2.30) 51.0 (3.71) 27.1 (3.35) 20.8 (3.12) 15.9 (2.50) 56.7 (3.96) 70.6 (2.32) 68.7 (2.42) 94.6 (0.87) 74.2 (2.86) 71.9 (3.47) 96.6 (1.06)
$30,001 to 35,000 49.2 (2.55) 31.3 (2.66) 21.4 (1.97) 11.9 (1.42) 53.7 (2.48) 44.9 (3.17) 33.2 (3.22) 18.3 (2.72) 17.1 (2.32) 59.7 (3.10) 69.3 (1.85) 66.1 (2.51) 93.2 (1.39) 73.3 (2.88) 78.1 (2.72) 97.9 (0.80)
$35,001 to 40,000 51.9 (2.30) 34.4 (2.60) 23.5 (2.18) 13.2 (1.48) 59.1 (2.45) 45.6 (4.30) 31.4 (3.79) 16.8 (2.99) 11.6 (2.92) 70.7 (3.70) 72.5 (1.94) 71.6 (1.96) 96.2 (0.89) 74.5 (3.68) 75.5 (2.97) 98.3 (0.99)
$40,001 to 50,000 52.1 (2.03) 32.5 (1.71) 22.5 (1.51) 13.1 (1.24) 58.5 (2.01) 52.2 (3.00) 35.8 (2.99) 20.9 (2.41) 14.8 (2.05) 63.1 (2.54) 69.0 (1.82) 72.2 (1.87) 95.7 (0.75) 75.7 (2.20) 71.9 (2.48) 97.0 (0.83)
$50,001 to 75,000 51.5 (1.67) 34.5 (1.47) 23.1 (1.37) 12.2 (0.86) 57.6 (1.72) 50.0 (1.65) 39.0 (1.59) 23.1 (1.42) 14.9 (1.27) 64.5 (1.42) 70.9 (1.43) 72.5 (1.41) 96.3 (0.64) 74.9 (1.53) 75.3 (1.55) 98.1 (0.37)
Over $75,000 55.5 (1.61) 44.5 (1.45) 31.6 (1.75) 15.8 (0.86) 61.9 (1.33) 55.8 (1.69) 42.6 (1.66) 27.3 (1.43) 16.9 (1.31) 67.9 (1.42) 71.4 (1.37) 74.4 (1.31) 95.4 (0.72) 76.8 (1.29) 73.3 (1.32) 97.4 (0.43)
                                                                 
Child attending public schools 47.5 (0.68) 30.4 (0.58) 21.0 (0.70) 13.7 (0.49) 51.2 (0.68) 49.2 (0.87) 34.9 (0.88) 21.2 (0.92) 16.3 (0.71) 60.6 (0.85) 68.8 (0.65) 67.5 (0.66) 93.7 (0.38) 75.0 (0.68) 75.2 (0.72) 97.4 (0.21)
                                                                 
Child attending private schools 56.4 (1.78) 44.3 (1.80) 31.0 (1.55) 17.1 (1.28) 64.8 (1.92) 57.0 (2.31) 40.0 (2.55) 29.0 (2.04) 17.9 (1.85) 72.2 (2.15) 73.7 (1.58) 71.6 (1.64) 94.7 (0.70) 74.2 (2.09) 72.1 (1.94) 95.1 (0.91)
1 In 1999, one item was used to ask parents if they had attended an event sponsored by a community, ethnic, or religious group. In 2003, attendance at an event sponsored by a religious group was asked about separately from attendance at an event sponsored by a community or ethnic group.
NOTE: The respondent was the parent most knowledgeable about the child's education. The responding parent reported on their own and their spouse's, or other household adults', activities. Excludes homeschooled children. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic origin. Standard errors appear in parentheses.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Parent Survey (Parent:1999) and Parent and Family Involvement in Education Survey (PFI:2003) of the National Household Education Surveys Program, unpublished tabulations. (This table was prepared June 2005.)