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Creating the Profile: Guiding Questions

  • What does research say about effective family and community engagement?
  • Why is it important to engage all families and community in support of education?
  • The National PTA has developed standards for family involvement. How is your school currently performing with families and communities in reference to these standards?

Reaching Out to Diverse Populations 
www.sedl.org/pubs/family29/1.html

The Transition to Kindergarten: A Review of Current Research and Promising Practices to Involve Familieshttp://www.gse.harvard.edu/hfrp/projects
/fine/resources/research/bohan.html

Special Considerations for Middle and High Schools p.234- School, Family & Community Partnerships Handbook for Action, third edition, by J. L. Epstein et al, 2009. Corwin Press.
Special_Considerations_for_Middle_and_High_Schools.pdf

  • What current practices of the school reflect effective collaboration among families and community?
  • Do teachers, family, and community share common expectations regarding support for families? (example: building trusting relationships, linking families and community to school, developing leadership among family and community members).

The "Missing Piece of the Proficiency Puzzle" (Kentucky Department of Education)

http://www.education.ky.gov/KDE/Instructional+Resources/Student+

and+Family+Support/Parents+and+Families/The+Missing+

Piece+of+the+Proficiency+

Puzzle.htm

 

Helping Parents Communicate Better With Schools
www.gse.harvard.edu/hfrp/pubs/
onlinepubs/ecd/may99.html

Focus on Effectiveness Classroom Examples - Middle School Homework Policies

www.netc.org/focus/examples/homewo.php

 

  • Have surveys and interviews of families, staff, and community been conducted?
  • Were the survey responses representative?
  • What types of services are being provided to support families?
  • In school?
  • In community?
  • The following are some specific questions to be considered for analysis.
    • What is known about your FAMILIES?
      • % working
      • % single parents
      • % grandparents or other
      • % children & families living in poverty
      • % cultural, ethnic, racial, linguistic diversity
      • % mobility or homeless
    • What is known about your COMMUNITY(IES)?
      • Economic factors (% agricultural, % professional, % industrial/technical, climate)
      • Social foundation (service clubs, community organizations)
      • Human services
      • Leadership
      • Inventory of community strengths/needs
      • Demographics

Parent Engagement Electronic Tool Kit 
www.michigan.gov/documents/
MDE_Parent_Involvement_Part_1_12-16-04_111424_7.doc