Date Approved


Degree Type

Open Access Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)

Department or School

Leadership and Counseling

Committee Member

David Anderson, Ph.D., Chair

Committee Member

Rema Reynolds, Ph.D.

Committee Member

Toni Stokes Jones, Ph.D.

Committee Member

Davis Clement, Ph.D.


The purpose of this study is to examine the impact technology, specifically the Student Information System’s (SIS) parent portal has on parent involvement in K-12 education. Parents who participated in the study were asked questions in the fields of special education; social economic status; parent workshops; use of technology, including the parent portal; parent beliefs; parent–teacher relationships; and their involvement in schools. The data were collected from parents of K-12 students through a survey and was analyzed to determine if there were relationships between variables as well as to show two-way relationships and path analysis. Based on the findings, it can be concluded that technology-focused parent education workshops, as well as workshops on parent–teacher relationships, will have an impact on parental involvement in student learning. The workshops should embrace parent background characteristics and prior school experiences. These findings may assist schools and districts on how to approach strengthening the relationships between parents and schools by utilizing technology, specifically the SIS’s parent portal, as a tool to assist our parents with being involved in their student’s education journey.