Can Technology Transform Teacher-Parent Comunication?
'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