**Research Question:**Are maternal expectations and at-home school involvement strategies related to a student's expectation that he or she will attend college?

I first ran a Chi Square test on 2 categorical variables, ethnicity and a specific maternal at a home involvement strategy: mom talked to the student about grade. However, I found that I could not reject the null hypothesis conclude that the 2 categorical variables were related as the p-value was equal to 0.2935.

Instead, I decided to compare 2 categorical variable related to my overall question: maternal expectations and maternal engagement in an at home involvement strategy, again talking about grades. With a p-value of <.0001, I was able to reject the null and conclude that the 2 variables are related.

Because my explanatory variable, has 5 levels, I have to run a posthoc Bonferroni Adjustment to understand why the null can be rejected (i.e. in what ways the rates differ across categories). First, I divided p=.05/10 comparisons to get the adjusted p-value of .005. After running the test, I found that the rates for category 1 were significantly different from the rates for 3, 4, and 5. Category 2 and 3 were significantly different than category 5. In other words the categories could be compared with the following markers 1 (A) 2 (A,B) 3 (B) 4 (B,C) 5 (C).

This suggests that there is a meaningful difference in maternal engagement in this at home involvement strategy based on mom's college expectations.

This suggests that there is a meaningful difference in maternal engagement in this at home involvement strategy based on mom's college expectations.