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Title: Parent Engagement: The Law, Assessment, Strategies and Evaluation


1
Parent EngagementThe Law, Assessment,
Strategies and Evaluation
  • District (LEA) andSchool/BuildingExpectations
    and Requirements

2
NCLB Definition
  • the participation of parents in regular, two
    way, and meaningful communication involving
    student academic learning and other school
    activities.

3
Section 1118 (Parent Involvement) of NCLB
Addresses the Following Topics
  • District Parent Involvement Policy
  • Reservation of Funds
  • School/Building Parent Involvement Policy
  • Building Capacity for Involvement
  • Shared Responsibilities
  • Parent Compact

4
  • DISTRICT
  • PARENT INVOLVEMENT POLICY

5
  • District (LEA)
  • Parent Involvement Policy

The law reads Each local educational agency
may receive funds only if such agency implements
programs, activities, and procedures for the
involvement of parents in programs assisted under
this part Such shall be planned and
implemented with meaningful consultation with
parents of participating children.
6
The Planning Process
7
Required Components of District Parent
Involvement Policy
  • The written policy shall describe how the LEA
    will involve parents in
  • Development of the plan
  • The process of school review and improvement

8
Required ComponentsThe LEA Will Provide
  • Coordination
  • Technical assistance
  • Other support
  • Assistance in planning and implementing
    activities to improve student academic achievement

9
Required ComponentsThe LEA Will
  • Build the schools and parentscapability for
    strong parentalinvolvement
  • Coordinate and integrate parentalinvolvement
    strategies

10
The LEA will Annually Evaluate
  • Content and effectiveness
  • Identify barriers to greater participation
    Vision to See, Faith to Believe and Courage to Do
  • Revise, if necessary

11
  • RESERVATION OF FUNDS

12
Reservation of Funds
  • Reserve not less than 1 of such agencys
    allocation except that this paragraph shall not
    apply if 1 of such agencys allocation is
    5,000 or less
  • (B) Parents of children receiving services under
    this part shall be involved in decisions
    regarding how funds reserved are allotted for
    parental involvement activities
  • (C) Not less than 95 of the funds shall be
    distributed to schools served under this part

13
  • SCHOOL
  • PARENT INVOLVEMENT POLICY

14
SchoolParent Involvement Policy
  • Each school will distribute to parents of
    participating children a written parental
    involvement policy, agreed to by parents

15
School Policy Requirements
  • Annual meeting
  • Convenient time
  • Parents invited/encouraged to attend
  • Explain Title I programs
  • Rights of parents to be involved

16
School Policy
  • Flexible meetings
  • Use funds to provide transportation, child care,
    or home visits related to parent involvement

17
School Policy Requirements
  • Involve parents in planning, reviewing, and
    improvement of programs
  • Including improvement of parental involvement and
    Title I program plans

18
School Policy Requirements
  • A description and explanation of the curriculum
    in use at the school
  • Forms of academic assessment used
  • The proficiency level students are expected to
    meet
  • Respond to any suggestions as soon as possible
  • Parental comments to be attached to the submitted
    Title I Plan

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  • DEVELOPING THE CAPACITY FOR PARENT INVOLVEMENTAT
    THE SCHOOL LEVEL

20
Developing CapacityFor Parent Involvement
  • Educate teachers, pupil services personnel,
    principals, and other staff, with the assistance
    of parents
  • To communicate
  • Work as equal partners
  • Implement and coordinate programs
  • Ensure effective involvement of parents

21
Developing CapacityFor Parent Involvement
  • Provide assistance to parents in understanding
  • States academic content standards
  • State and local academic assessments
  • How to monitor a childs progress and work with
    educators

22
Developing CapacityFor Parent Involvement
  • Provide materials and training to help parents
    work with their children
  • Support a partnership with the school, parents,
    and the community
  • Improve student academic achievement

23
Developing CapacityFor Parent Involvement
  • Coordinate and integrate involvement in programs
    such as Head Start, Reading First, Early Reading
    First
  • Send information related to school and parent
    programs in a format parents can understand
  • Provide other support for parental involvement as
    parents request

24
  • SHARED RESPONSIBILITIES FOR HIGH STUDENTACADEMIC
    ACHIEVEMENT

25
Shared Responsibilities for High Student Academic
Achievement
  • Jointly develop a school-parent compact
  • Outlines how the parents, the school staff and
    students, will share the responsibility for
    improved student academic achievement

26
  • PARENT COMPACT

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Parent Compact
  • Schools responsibility
  • Provide high-quality curriculum andinstruction
  • Supportive and effective learning environment
  • Enable children to meet States academic
    achievement standards
  • Identify challenges confronting the parents
    ability to help their children

28
Parent Compact
  • Parents responsibility
  • Support their childs learning
  • Participate, as appropriate, in decisions
    relating to the education of their children and
    positive use of extracurricular time

29
Parent Compact
  • On-going communication between teachers and
    parents
  • Annual parent-teacher conferences in elementary
    schools to discuss the individual childs
    achievement
  • Frequent reports to parents on childrens
    progress
  • Access to staff and opportunities to volunteer
    and participate in childs class

30
Section 1111 of NCLB Addresses the Following
Topics Related to Parent Involvement
  • Annual Report Cards
  • Parents Right to Know
  • Teacher and Paraprofessional Qualifications
  • Student Achievement
  • Non-Highly Qualified Teachers

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Section 1116 of NCLB Addresses the Following
Topics Related To Parent Involvement
  • Progress Review
  • Schools Identified for School Improvement,
    Corrective Action, or Restructuring
  • Choice Schools Identified for School
    Improvement, Corrective Action and Restructuring
  • Supplemental Services Schools in the Second
    Year of Improvement, In Corrective Action, or in
    Restructuring
  • Schools Identified for Restructuring

32
Parent Information Resource Center (PIRC)
  • A PIRC is federally funded under the ESEA with
    the express purpose of working hand-in-hand with
    State and Federal programs, such as Title I, Part
    A, to provide information and resources for early
    childhood through high school parental
    involvement.

33
Parent Information Resource Center (PIRC)
  • To help implement successful and effective
    parental involvement policies, programs, and
    activities that lead to student achievement
  • To strengthen partnerships among parents,
    teachers, principals, administrators, and other
    school personnel to meet educational needs of
    children

34
Parent Information Resource Center (PIRC)
  • For more information contact
  • Deanna DePree
  • 616-396-7566, extension 116
  • www.lifeservicessystem.org

35
  • QUESTIONS

36
Parent Involvement Resources
  • US Department of Education (USED)
  • www.ed.gov
  • Engaging Parents in Education (USED)
  • www.ed/gov/admins/comm/parents/parentinvolve/index
    .html
  • Partnership Schools
  • www.partnershipschools.org
  • Simple Solutions Educational Services
  • asearcy_at_aol.com

37
Parent Involvement Resources
  • Alliance for Parental Involvement
  • www.croton.com
  • The Center for Comprehensive School Reform
  • www.centerforcsri.org
  • Joyce Epstein - Center on School Family and
    Community Partnerships
  • www.scov.cjos.jhu.com

38
Parent Involvement Resources
  • National Campaign for Public School Improvement
  • www.projectappleseed.org/titlei.html
  • 50 Ways to Involve Parents
  • www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/envrnmnt/famncomm/
    pa1lk20.htm
  • Parent Engagement Information and Tools
  • www.michigan.gov/documents/Parent_Involvement_Part
    _1_12-16-04_111426_7.pdf

39
Additional Parent Involvement Resources for
Secondary Schools
  • Harvard Family Research Project
  • www.hfrp.org
  • Look Whats Happening Here The National
    Network of Partnership Schools
  • Parents Day
  • High Schools Develop Community Partnerships to
    Improve High School Programs and Increase Student
    Achievement
  • The National Network of Partnership Schools
  • www.partnershipschools.org
  • The Parents as Teachers Program
  • www.pta.org

40
Effective LearningEnvironment Resources
  • Brucato, John M. (2005), Creating a Learning
    Environment An Educational Leaders Guide to
    Managing School Culture. Scarecrow Education.
  • Dermody, Julie. (2003). Creating Caring
    Schools, Developing the caring classroom.
    Classroom Leadership, vol.6, 7.
  • Irvin, Judith, et. al. (2007). Taking Action on
    Adolescent Literacy, chpt.1 Student motivation,
    engagement, and achievement. ASCD publication.

41
Effective LearningEnvironment Resources
  • Freiberg, H. Jer. (1999), School Climate
    Measuring, Improving and Sustaining Healthy
    Learning Environments. Routledge 1 Edition.
  • Perkins-Gough. (2008). The Positive Classroom
    Special Report / School Climate Urban Parents
    Views. Educational Leadership, vol. 66, 1,
    pgs. 89-91.

42
Effective LearningEnvironment Resources
  • Victor-Reed, Evelyn and Stronge, James H.
    (2001). More Strategies for Educating
    Everybodys Children, chpt 2 Diverse teaching
    strategies for homeless children. ASCD
    publication.
  • Willis, Clarissa Ann, (2008). Creating
    Inclusive Learning Environments for Young
    Children What to do on Monday Morning. Corwin
    Press.

43
Questions and Answers
  • Contact your regional Office of School
    Improvement consultant
  • Region 1 . . . . . . . . . . 517-373-4009
  • Region 2 . . . . . . . . . . 517-373-0161
  • Region 3 . . . . . . . . . . 517-373-6341
  • Region 4 . . . . . . . . . . 517-373-4004
  • Region 5 . . . . . . . . . . 517-373-4212
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