Katharine Greene, a middle school English teacher from AHLF Junior High School in Searcy, Arkansas is familiar with one historical ...
'Research has shown that simply providing access to information via online gradebooks has almost no effect on student outcomes, largely because very few parents ever use these tools. In contrast, a growing literature documents the positive impacts of sending information about grades, missing assignments, or absences directly to parents through automated notifications. Several of these studies find that proactively pushing information and guidance to parents is particularly effective at improving outcomes among students from low-income families and students of color and that effects become more pronounced as information and guidance is tailored to individual students’ needs.'
Excerpt from Research conducted by Matthew A. Kraft and Alexander Bolves, Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University
SchoolStatus is my sole source for data collection and analysis. We rely on the information to make instructional decisions as well as school-wide decisions for attendance, discipline, parental involvement, and plans for school success.
I love how we can use SchoolStatus to contact parents without them having access to our personal phone numbers. I also like how we have documentation of our attempts to contact parents along with the actual conversations. Lastly, I love how we have information regarding our students right at our fingertips anywhere as long as we have internet access.
SchoolStatus is an outstanding platform that allows us to obtain data/information required for various district level plans and strategies including but not limited to our DropOut Plan, Strategic Plan and student achievement goals.
Because SchoolStatus interfaces with all our other programs, we are able to choose the best specific products without worrying about giving teachers too many places to log in to see the results. We can maintain one single place to view all the data from multiple sources.
SchoolStatus is an excellent way to communicate with parents. Conversations can be at the individual's convenience and are all saved for future reference. Also, I love the ability to change the language based on the recipient's primary language.
Teachers find that it is easy to use and they love the privacy they have with contacting parents. We also track calls to parents to support a school-wide goal of increasing school-parent communication. Furthermore, it provides me with information needed when conducting data meetings with the superintendent.
I like the way that everything you need to know about a student is right at your fingertip. I especially love how we're able to call through our computers and text from our computers directly to parents. Awesome tool!
If the right person has the right data at the right time, then a child’s struggles can be a teachable moment rather than a series of lost opportunities.
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Educators generally agree that parental involvement is great for students. When parents and schools work ...