Survey of Parental and Community Involvement

Informed Consent Form

Title of the Research Project:
Study of Parental Involvement's effect on Academic Performance

PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
You are invited to participate in a study examining the effects of parental involvement on school age student's academic performance.

PROCEDURES
If you decide to participate, you will be presented with a questionnaire that asks basic characteristic information about you (such as: gender, age, race, etc.), your involvement in learning at home and your collaborating with the community. Additionally, this study is requesting permission to access you child's academic records, to match those records to your responses in this survey. It will take about 15-20 minutes to complete this survey.

RISKS
Risks of participation in this study are minimal. You do not risk any physical, legal or social harm by participating in this research study. It is possible that some of the questions could make you feel uncomfortable. If you feel uncomfortable in answering any question, please be assured that you may skip the question without penalty of any kind.

CONFIDENTIALITY/SAFEGUARDS
Any information that is obtained in connection with this study and that can be identified with you will remain confidential and will be disclosed only with your permission.

RIGHT TO WITHDRAW
Your decision whether or not to participate will not prejudice your future relationship with Morgan State University. If you decide to participate, you are free to discontinue participation at any time without prejudice.

CONTACT INFORMATION
If you have any additional questions later about the study, please contact Ayize Sabater, shsab1@morgan.edu, who will be happy to answer them. If you have further administrative questions, you may contact the MSU IRB Administrator, Dr. Edet Isuk, at 443-885-3447.

If you would like a copy of this consent, please email shsab1@morgan.edu and an electronic version will be sent to you.

You are making a decision whether or not to participate. Your signature or a "yes" click indicates that you have read the information provided above and have decided to participate. You may withdraw at any time without penalty after signing this form should you choose to discontinue participation in this study.

By agreeing or consenting to participate in this study, you are: 1) agreeing to take this survey; and, 2) agreeing to the disclosure of your child's academic records.

Question 1
Do you consent to taking this survey and allowing your child's academic records to be disclosed?