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  PoS   WORD HIS EDU SOC LAW HUM PHIL SCI MED BUS
1  N    REORGANIZATION 190 49 132 113 48 22 101 27 47
2  N    ENDOWMENT 136 49 121 344 270 144 111 25 36
3  J    COMPLETED 40 158 184 40 95 45 145 65 16
4  N    EXTRACTION 100 29 198 65 19 38 399 145 15
5  R    PROGRESSIVELY 115 42 117 90 86 75 221 115 10
6  R    PRINCIPALLY 144 32 139 134 111 109 178 40 16
7  N    OBJECTIVITY 141 77 119 112 147 138 105 18 17
8  J    NEURAL 0 112 69 37 38 180 329 134 37
9  R    ALTERNATIVELY 80 102 239 124 94 95 343 76 27
10  N    DIFFERENTIATION 112 172 349 79 177 142 249 148 14
 

school districts in Texas. Four groups were examined: White, Black, Hispanic -- English speaking, and Hispanic -- Spanish speaking. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis supported four parent-reported involvement dimensions (positive perceptions about school, communication, parent -- teacher shared responsibility, and parent school-based involvement) and three teacher-reported dimensions (alliance, general parent involvement, and teacher initiation of involvement). Data generally supported the hypothesized ethnic and language group differences in parent involvement and the moderating effect of dimension of parent involvement on group differences. Implications for school psychologists are discussed. Despite the effort of policy makers and educators to close the achievement gap between racial and ethnic minority students and Euro-American students, significant discrepancies remain. For example, national data indicate that in 1999, 18% of Black students and 13% of Hispanic or Latino students in kindergarten through twelfth grade had repeated at least one grade. These retention rates are higher than the 9% of White students who had repeated

 
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