Boone County Indicators 2008

Children and Families
Parents as Teachers Participation

Children Age 0-5 Enrolled in Columbia Public School District's Parents as Teachers Program, 2003-2008

 

Definition: The number and percentage of the target group of children age 0-5 years who are enrolled in the Columbia Public School Districtís Parents as Teachers Program. The local district percentage can be compared with other districts in Boone County, statewide and nationally.

Rationale: Parents as Teachers participation is a predictor of school readiness and later school success. This indicator meets all criteria.

Data Source: Missouri Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education http://www.dese.mo.gov/divimprove/fedprog/earlychild/ECDA/PAT_INDEX.htm

Parents as Teachers Participation of Children of Low Income

Definition: The percentage of the target group of children age 0-5 years who are enrolled in the Columbia Public School Districtís Parents as Teachers Program and who also qualify for free or reduced lunch.

Rationale: Parents as Teachers participation is a predictor of school readiness and later school success.

Data Source: Columbia Public Schools

Children Age 0-5 Enrolled in Columbia Public School District's Parents as Teachers Program, 2003-2008


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