Parent Involvement to
Your Important Role
As a Parent
Am I qualified to help my child
achieve academic success?
• Family participation in education is
twice as predictive of students’
success as family socioeconomic
How important is it that I
work with my child at home?
• “When parents participated in
academic enrichment activities with
their children outside of school for
an average of less than 12 weeks,
children demonstrated an equivalent
of 4 to 5 months improvement in
reading or math performance.”
Nye, C. Turner, H. & Schwartz, J. (2006) Approaches to
parent involvement for improving the academic performance of
elementary school children in grades K-6.
Harvard Family Research Project
When should I begin working
with my child at home?
• At birth and right though graduation.
• You are your child’s first and most
How can I help my child
reach their academic goals?
• Know the grade level standards and available
• Keep in contact with the teacher and never
hesitate to ask questions?
• Provide the time, place, and supplies
your child needs to do their “job.”
• Help your child with study skills.
• Limit and monitor television and video games.
• Participate in school events.
What can I do to increase
parent involvement at my child’s
• Help to make your school a welcoming
• Invite another parent to the Book Check-
out, a family night or to a SAC meeting.
• Ask to become a member of the
Parent Involvement Team.
What are the benefits of being
involved in my child’s education?
• Higher grades, test scores, graduation rates
• Better school attendance
• Increased motivation and self esteem
• Lower rates of suspension
• Decreased use of drugs and alcohol
Home – School Partnerships
• There is a positive and convincing
relationship between family involvement
and the benefits for students, including
academic achievement. This relationship
holds across all economic, racial/ethnic, and
educational backgrounds and for students
of all ages.
Your child’s academic
success takes more than
…highly qualified teachers
…or even just researched-based academic programs
…or even just outstanding administrators.
Your child’s academic success takes all of these
components and most importantly, it takes a
partnership between you and your school.