Informed Consent

Question Title

* 1. You are invited to take part in a research study about factors that influence school performance among Latino students of parents with immigration problems. The researcher is inviting ESL teachers of Latino students to be in the study. You obtained access to this study via an invitation I posted to the ESL Online community group. This form is part of a process called “informed consent” to allow you to understand this study before deciding whether to take part.
This study is being conducted by a researcher named Osiris Ciminera, who is a Ph.D. Clinical Psychology student at Walden University. 
Background Information:
The purpose of this study is to explore factors that contribute to academic performance among ESL students whose parents are experiencing immigration status issues. All teachers who are ESL teachers and who work with students whose parents are experiencing immigration issues are invited to participate.

If you agree to be in this study, you will be asked to:
·       Consent to participate in study by reviewing the Informed Consent letter.
·       Complete an online questionnaire.

Here are some examples of questions that ask you to rate the importance of certain factors to contribute to Latino students’ academic performance:
o  The quality of instruction the student receives is: 1 ( not at all important) to 6 (very important).
o  The teacher’s ability to manage the classroom and keep students on task is: 1 ( not at all important) to 6 (very important).

The survey takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.
Voluntary Nature of the Study:
This study is voluntary. You are free to accept or turn down the invitation. No one will be impacted or treated differently on your online group if you decide not to be in the study. If you decide to be in the study now, you can still change your mind later. You may stop at any time.
Risks and Benefits of Being in the Study:
Being in this type of study involves some risk of the minor discomforts that can be encountered in daily life, such as mild emotional distress. Being in this study would not pose risk to your safety or wellbeing.
The results can add to body of knowledge and address the gap in literature on how the risk and experience of parental deportation affects academic performance in ESL students.  
There is no payment, reimbursement, or compensation provided for participating in this study.
The data collection and analysis of results will not  contain the identities of individual participants. Details that might identify participants, such as IP addresses will not be collected. Even the researcher will not know who you are and will not use any of your answers outside of the purpose of this research project.

Data will be kept secure by password and encryption collected through SurveyMonkey. Each participant will be provided a numeric identifier. Data will be kept for a period of at least 5 years, as required by the university, and then destroyed.
Contacts and Questions:
You may ask any questions you have now. Or if you have questions later, you may contact the researcher via email at osiris.ciminera@waldenu.eduor phone: 713 446-5084. If you want to talk privately about your rights as a participant, you can call the Research Participant Advocate at my university at 612-312-1210. Walden University’s approval number for this study is IRB #11-09-18-0138579 and it expires 11.8.2019.
Please print or save this consent form for your records.
Confirm Consent. 
If you feel you understand the study well enough to agree to participate, please indicate your consent by clicking the "Yes" checkbox, and proceeding to complete the survey.