The importance of parent involvement in a child's school success cannot be overemphasized. A parent's involvement in his/her child's education affects the child's academic achievement. Kress ISD strives to strengthen their educational partnerships with parents in regard to student achievement. Research has identified a number of types of parent involvement in children's education:
Parenting (establishing a home environment), Learning at Home (helping children with learning activities at home), Communicating (school-home communication), Volunteering (parent volunteer work at the school), Decision Making (parents having a meaningful role in school decisions affecting their children's education,) and Community Collaboration (identifying and using community resources to support their children's leaning). This survey was developed to evaluate the effectiveness of the parent involvement plan and the district's Title 1 program.