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Title: FAMILY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT TITLE I PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT


1
FAMILY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENTTITLE I PARENTAL
INVOLVEMENT
  • SECTION 1118
  • STRATEGIES / BEST PRACTICES
  • PARENTAL NOTIFICATION UNDER NCLB
  • FEDERAL MONITORING FINDINGS
  • Liz Roper, Project Director

2
SECTION 1118 TITLE I PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT
DISTRICT LEVEL POLICY
  • WRITTEN POLICY ON PARENT INVOLVEMENT, SCHOOL
    REVIEW AND IMPROVEMENT
  • DEVELOPED WITH PARENTS DISTRIBUTED TO PARENTS
  • PROVIDES SUPPORT/ T.A. TO SCHOOLS TO PLAN
    EFFECTIVE PARENT ACTIVITIES TO IMPROVE STUDENT
    ACHIEVMENT/ SCHOOL PERFORMANCE
  • BUILDS SCHOOLS/PARENTS CAPACITY FOR STRONG
    INVOLVEMENT
  • INTEGRATES HEAD START, READING FIRST, EVEN START,
    PARENTS AS TEACHER,PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ANNUAL POLICY EVALUATION
  • LEAS ALLOCATED 500,000 , PARENTS INVOLVED ABOUT
    HOW 1 USED IN PARENT INVOLVMENT ACTIVITIES,
    LITERACY, PARENTING SKILLS

3
SECTION 1118 TITLE I PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT SCHOOL
LEVEL POLICY
  • WRITTEN POLICY IN UNDERSTANDABLE FORMAT DEVELOPED
    WITH PARENTS AND DISTRIBUTED TO PARENTS IN A
    LANGUAGE PARENTS CAN UNDERSTAND
  • ANNUAL MEETING AT CONVENIENT TIME PARENTS CAN
    ATTEND TO DISCUSS TITLE I, PARENT POLICY, AND
    RIGHT TO BE INVOLVED
  • OFFER FLEXIBLE NUMBER OF MEETINGS- AM and PM
  • INVOLVE PARENTS IN PLANNING/ REVIEW OF THIS
    POLICY
  • REGULAR MEETINGS IF REQUESTED BY PARENTS
  • SCHOOL COMPACT DESCRIBING HOW STUDENTS, PARENTS,
    AND STAFF WILL SHARE IMPROVED STUDENT ACHIEVMENT
    AND WAYS PARTNERSHIP IS BUILT BETWEEN
    PARENTS/SCHOOLS TO HELP CHILDREN ACHIEVE

4
SECTION 1118 TITLE I PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT SCHOOL
LEVEL POLICY
  • DESCRIBE SCHOOLS RESPONSIBILITY TO PROVIDE HIGH
    QUALITY CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION IN SUPPORTIVE
    AND EFFECTIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
  • ANNUAL PARENT- TEACHER CONFERENCES
  • ONGOING COMMUNICATION AND TIMELY INFORMATION
  • AT LEAST ANNUAL PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCE IN
    ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
  • FREQUENT PROGRESS REPORTS
  • REASONABLE ACCESS TO STAFF
  • OPPORTUNITIES TO VOLUNTEER AND PARTICIPATE

5
SECTION 1118 TITLE I BUILDING CAPACITY FOR
INVOLVEMENT
  • EXPLAIN TO PARENTS CURRICULUM, ASSESSMENTS,
    ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT STANDARDS, PROFICIENCY
    LEVELS STUDENTS EXPECTED TO MEET, HOW TO MONITOR
    A CHILDS WORK, HOW TO WORK WITH EDUCATORS
  • PROVIDE MATERIALS AND TRAINING TO HELP PARENTS
    WORK WITH CHILDREN IN LITERACY AND TECHNOLOGY
  • EDUCATE SCHOOL STAFF HOW TO COMMUNICATE AND WORK
    WITH PARENTS AS EQUAL PARTNERS
  • INTEGRATES HEAD START, READING FIRST, EVEN START,
    PARENTS AS TEACHER, PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS

6
SIX TYPES OF INVOLVEMENT AND PRACTICES
  • 1 PARENTING
  • Assist families with parenting and child rearing
    skills, understanding child and adolescent
    development, and setting home conditions that
    support children as students at each age and
    grade level.  Assist schools in understanding
    families.
  • PRACTICES
  • Parent education and training (GED, college
    credit, family literacy, computer workshops,
    child development, language classes, cultural
    diversity).
  • Family support programs to assist families with
    health, nutrition, and other services.
  • Home visits.

7
SIX TYPES OF INVOLVEMENT AND PRACTICES
  • 2 COMMUNICATING
  • Communicate with families about school programs
    and student progress through effective school to
    home and home to school communications.
  • PRACTICES
  • Ongoing communication resources -email, website,
    telecommunications system, electronic language
    translation, student management software,
    brochures, mail outs
  • Information on learning standards, assessments,
    child progress reports, school performance,
    school programs, reading and math tips, homework
    tips

8
SIX TYPES OF INVOLVEMENT AND PRACTICES
  • 3 VOLUNTEERING
  • Improve recruitment, training, and schedules to
    involve families as volunteers and audiences in
    other locations to support students and school
    programs.
  • PRACTICES
  • Include parent and community volunteers in the
    classroom, as reading and math mentors, for
    cafeteria and bus duty, in sports events, as hall
    monitors, as language translators, and for
    fundraisers.
  • Enlist parents and community to mentor English
    Language Learners, special needs, new families.

9
SIX TYPES OF INVOLVEMENT AND PRACTICES
  • 4 LEARNING AT HOME
  •  Involve families with their children in learning
    activities at home, including homework and other
    curriculum-related activities and decisions.
  • PRACTICES AT HOME
  • Read to your child every day and your child takes
    turns reading to you. Ask your child questions
    about the story and characters, predict the
    outcome.
  • Play a rhyming game. Parent says a word like rat
    and child rhymes with bat, sat, hat,
  • Homework hotline, place on homework sheet for
    parent comments

10
SIX TYPES OF INVOLVEMENT AND PRACTICES
  • 5 DECISION MAKING
  • Include families as participants in school
    decisions, governance, and advocacy through
    PTA/PTO, school councils, committees, action
    teams, and other parent organizations.
  • PRACTICES
  • Parents participating on the School Improvement
    Committee, Parent Advisory, and Leadership Team
  • Design school strategies with parents for
    academic, attendance, and behaviors.
  • Use surveys to identify needs.

11
SIX TYPES OF INVOLVEMENT AND PRACTICES
  • 6 COLLABORATING WITH COMMUNITY
  • Coordinate resources and services for students,
    families, and the school with businesses,
    agencies, and other groups, and provide services
    to the community.
  • PRACTICES
  • Integrate academic and childcare resources such
    as Head Start, Reading First, Family Literacy
    Programs
  • Provide information on community resources to
    help the child or family with health, housing,
    food, clothing, employment

12
CREATE PRACTICES TO ADDRESS
  • Fathers actively involved in their childs
    education, especially in the middle and high
    school grades
  • Teachers guiding parents to monitor and discuss
    homework with their children
  • District leaders and principals organizing
    committees that focus on the six type of
    involvement and conducting evaluations on the
    activities, and providing workshops on creating
    partnerships,

13
SOME TENNESSEE BEST PRACTICES
  • Bledsoe County- Language translation
    www.freetranslation.com
  • Cleveland City Schools- Key Communicators Network
    to respond to emails
  • Crockett County- Hispanic interpreter
  • Metropolitan Nashville -Customer Service Center
  • Grundy County- Grandparents Day
  • Hawkins County- TCAP TIPOFF
  • Haywood County- AYP on billboards

14
SOME TENNESSEE BEST PRACTICES
  • Henderson County Schools and Lexington City
    Schools- annual A Family Affair
  • Jackson- Madison County- Jackson Parent and
    Ms. Tennessee Parents and Families magazine
    published monthly
  • Lebanon Special School District- ELL literacy
    program
  • Marion County- Compiles parent/community data
  • McMinn County- restaurant owners present food
    coupons
  • Clarksville-Montgomery County- The Learning
    Center

15
SOME TENNESSEE BEST PRACTICES
  • Putnam County- 1.5 family engagement coordinators
  • Rutherford County- system wide Parent Advisory
    Committee School Messenger System
  • Sevier County- TransAct language translation
    technology for over 20 languages
  • Tullahoma City Schools- Sinkways Program to
    email student grades electronically
  • Warren County- Sales tax holiday collaboration
  • Wilson County- Parents as Teachers Birth to
    Kindergarten Program

16
TITLE I PARENTAL NOTIFICATION UNDER NCLB
  • State Report Card
  • Teacher Qualification
  • Childs achievement on state assessment
  • Limited English proficiency programs
  • Schools identified for improvement, corrective
    action or restructuring
  • Supplemental educational services
  • Parental involvement policy
  • Safe and drug-free schools programs
  • National Assessment of Education Progress
  • Military recruiter access to student information
  • Homeless children
  • Student privacy
  • Waiver request
  • 21st Century Community Learning Centers
  • Schoolwide programs

17
USDOE TITLE I PARENTAL INVOLVMENT MONITORING
SUMMARY
  • Parental Notifications and Parents Right to Know
  • Letters to parents did not include all required
    components
  • Insufficient time for parents to make decisions
    about public school choice or SES
  •  No letters sent to parents about public school
    choice and SES options

18
USDOE TITLE I PARENTAL INVOLVMENT MONITORING
SUMMARY
  • Information not provided to parents in other
    languages, as appropriate
  • Parents were not notified about the
    qualifications of paraprofessionals
  • Parents were not notified when their child had
    been assigned to or taught by a teacher who is
    not highly qualified for four
  • or more consecutive weeks

19
USDOE TITLE I PARENTAL INVOLVMENT MONITORING
SUMMARY
  • District and School- Level Parental Involvement
    Policies
  •  Policies were not current
  • Policies did not include required elements
  • Schools did not create and disseminate
    school-parent compacts
  • School- parent compacts did not include required
    elements
  • Parents not involved in annually reviewing parent
    involvement policies and school-parent compacts,
    and revising as needed

20
USDOE TITLE I PARENTAL INVOLVMENT MONITORING
SUMMARY
  • Parents not aware of district level and/or school
    level written parent involvement policies
  • Principals and/or staff not aware of requirement
    of written parent involvement policies
  • Charter schools not aware of all Title I
    requirements for parent policies and school -
    parent compacts
  •  SEAs had not reviewed LEA parent involvement
    policies and practices to determine if
    requirements have been met

21
USDOE TITLE I PARENTAL INVOLVMENT MONITORING
SUMMARY
  • Required annual meeting did not include
    information about the schools Title I program,
    the nature of the Title I program (schoolwide or
    targeted assistance), and information about AYP,
    school choice, and supplemental education
    services
  • Schools depended on the annual meeting as the
    only source to share information with parents
    about the Title I program, even when small
    numbers of parents attend the meetings

22
USDOE TITLE I PARENTAL INVOLVMENT MONITORING
SUMMARY
  • Parents not included in the development, review,
    and implementation of school improvement plans
  • Parents not involved in decisions on use of funds
    reserved for parent involvement activities
  • Lack of district focus on building capacity of
    parents

23
RESOURCES
  • Title I Parental Involvement Policy Section 1118
    Regulations http//www.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/ese
    a02/pg
  • Parental Involvement Title, Part A
    Non-Regulatory Guidance http//www.ed.gov/programs
    /titleiparta/parentinvguid.doc
  • Tennessee Department of Education Family and
    Community Engagement http//www.tennessee.gov/educ
    ation/fedprog/fpparentinvolve.shtml

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CONTACT INFORMATION
  • Liz Roper, Family and Community Engagement
    Project Director
  • Office of Federal Programs
  • Tennessee Department of Education
  • Elizabeth.Roper_at_state.tn.us
  • 615-253-0047
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