Success in the area of parent engagement is the result of teachers having two critical components: access to student data and convenient means of communicating with parents.
CASE STUDY: A Newly-consolidated School District Strengthens it's Relationship with Parents via One-to-one Communication
Increasing parent engagement through direct communication strengthens the 'Parent as Partner' relationship critical to students’ success. When teachers have access to real-time student data, they are enabled to directly communicate messages tailored to help parents better support their children academically. We call that, Data for DOINGTM
With direct teacher-to-parent communication we find that students benefit when parents are more informed about their children's performance needs. Additionally, teachers offer specific recommendations as to how parents can support their children academically.
With open channels, there is an increase in communication as parents respond to teachers and a cycle of continuing dialogue is established.