Parent involvement and its powerful influence last 30 years show consistent results:
- When parents are involved, students achieve more, regardless of socioeconomic status, ethnic/racial background, or the parents’ education level
- The more extensive the parent involvement, the higher the student achievement
- When parents are involved in their students’ education, those students have higher grades and test scores, better attendance, and complete homework more consistent
- When parents are involved, students exhibit more positive attitudes and behavior
- Students whose parents are involved in their lives have higher graduation rates and greater enrollment rates in post-secondary education
- Different types of parent/family involvement produce different gains.
- To have long-lasting gains for students, parents involvement activities must be well-planned, inclusive, and comprehensive
- Educators hold higher expectations of students whose parents collaborate with the teacher
- Hold higher opinions of those parents
- In programs that are designed to involve parents in full partnerships, student achievement for disadvantaged children not only improves; it can reach levels that are standard for middle-class children.
- Children who are farthest behind make the greatest gains
Be supportive of your child! Encourage and motivate them to succeed!