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?
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).
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?
The following are some specific questions to be considered for analysis.