Collaborating for Success - Parent Engagement Toolkit (Updated 9/29/15)
(for translated Toolkits in both Arabic and Spanish please scroll to the bottom of the webpage)
Parent Engagement is vital to student achievement and personal success.
According to research, the most accurate predictor of a student's achievement in school is not income or social status, but the extent to which that student's family is able to:
These three seemingly simple steps require dedication and commitment from all students, parents, and school personnel. The resulting benefit of this investment in time and effort is well worth the future aspirations and success of every child. Please review the following list of Academic Benefits of Parent Engagement:
BENEFITS OF PARENT ENGAGEMENT
TAKING ACTION TO INCREASE PARENT ENGAGEMENT
Each member of the educational community plays a critical role in the academic and personal success of our students. We encourage you to continue your current efforts. However, we are challenging you to take your effort to the next level and get your students' parents engaged and increase academic results.
Below you will find some suggestions that we believe each audience can do to increase parent engagement. These simple but powerful action steps fully implemented will result in increased parent engagement, and positively impact student attendance, academic achievement and will result in students having higher expectations of themselves and their teachers. Here is what each of you can do:
The Michigan Department of Education Offices have developed the "Collaborating For Success" Parent Engagement Toolkit; a comprehensive, research-based resource that includes pertinent and practical information, proven strategies and tools to assist you in enhancing your parent engagement efforts and/or providing a simple yet powerful guide to jump start your program. We encourage you to take full advantage of this excellent resource. Download the entire "Collaborating For Success" Parent Engagement Toolkit.