Presentation on theme: "FAMILY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT TITLE I PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT"— Presentation transcript:
1 FAMILY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT TITLE I PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT SECTION 1118STRATEGIES / BEST PRACTICESPARENTAL NOTIFICATION UNDER NCLBFEDERAL MONITORING FINDINGSLiz Roper, Project Director
2 SECTION 1118 TITLE I PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT DISTRICT LEVEL POLICY WRITTEN POLICY ON PARENT INVOLVEMENT, SCHOOL REVIEW AND IMPROVEMENTDEVELOPED WITH PARENTS & DISTRIBUTED TO PARENTSPROVIDES SUPPORT/ T.A. TO SCHOOLS TO PLAN EFFECTIVE PARENT ACTIVITIES TO IMPROVE STUDENT ACHIEVMENT/ SCHOOL PERFORMANCEBUILDS SCHOOLS’/PARENTS’ CAPACITY FOR STRONG INVOLVEMENTINTEGRATES HEAD START, READING FIRST, EVEN START, PARENTS AS TEACHER,PRESCHOOL PROGRAMSANNUAL POLICY EVALUATIONLEAS ALLOCATED $500,000 +, PARENTS INVOLVED ABOUT HOW 1% USED IN PARENT INVOLVMENT ACTIVITIES, LITERACY, PARENTING SKILLS
3 SECTION 1118 TITLE I PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT SCHOOL LEVEL POLICY WRITTEN POLICY IN UNDERSTANDABLE FORMAT DEVELOPED WITH PARENTS AND DISTRIBUTED TO PARENTS IN A LANGUAGE PARENTS CAN UNDERSTANDANNUAL MEETING AT CONVENIENT TIME PARENTS CAN ATTEND TO DISCUSS TITLE I, PARENT POLICY, AND RIGHT TO BE INVOLVEDOFFER FLEXIBLE NUMBER OF MEETINGS- AM and PMINVOLVE PARENTS IN PLANNING/ REVIEW OF THIS POLICYREGULAR MEETINGS IF REQUESTED BY PARENTSSCHOOL COMPACT DESCRIBING HOW STUDENTS, PARENTS, AND STAFF WILL SHARE IMPROVED STUDENT ACHIEVMENT AND WAYS PARTNERSHIP IS BUILT BETWEEN PARENTS/SCHOOLS TO HELP CHILDREN ACHIEVE
4 SECTION 1118 TITLE I PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT SCHOOL LEVEL POLICY DESCRIBE SCHOOL’S RESPONSIBILITY TO PROVIDE HIGH QUALITY CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION IN SUPPORTIVE AND EFFECTIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTANNUAL PARENT- TEACHER CONFERENCESONGOING COMMUNICATION AND TIMELY INFORMATION:AT LEAST ANNUAL PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCE IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLFREQUENT PROGRESS REPORTSREASONABLE ACCESS TO STAFFOPPORTUNITIES TO VOLUNTEER AND PARTICIPATE
5 SECTION 1118 TITLE I BUILDING CAPACITY FOR INVOLVEMENT EXPLAIN TO PARENTS: CURRICULUM, ASSESSMENTS, ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT STANDARDS, PROFICIENCY LEVELS STUDENTS EXPECTED TO MEET, HOW TO MONITOR A CHILD’S WORK, HOW TO WORK WITH EDUCATORSPROVIDE MATERIALS AND TRAINING TO HELP PARENTS WORK WITH CHILDREN IN LITERACY AND TECHNOLOGYEDUCATE SCHOOL STAFF HOW TO COMMUNICATE AND WORK WITH PARENTS AS EQUAL PARTNERSINTEGRATES HEAD START, READING FIRST, EVEN START, PARENTS AS TEACHER, PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS
6 SIX TYPES OF INVOLVEMENT AND PRACTICES 1 PARENTING:Assist families with parenting and child rearing skills, understanding child and adolescent development, and setting home conditions that support children as students at each age and grade level. Assist schools in understanding families.PRACTICES:Parent education and training (GED, college credit, family literacy, computer workshops, child development, language classes, cultural diversity).Family support programs to assist families with health, nutrition, and other services.Home visits.
7 SIX TYPES OF INVOLVEMENT AND PRACTICES 2 COMMUNICATING:Communicate with families about school programs and student progress through effective school to home and home to school communications.PRACTICES:Ongoing communication resources - , website, telecommunications system, electronic language translation, student management software, brochures, mail outsInformation on learning standards, assessments, child progress reports, school performance, school programs, reading and math tips, homework tips
8 SIX TYPES OF INVOLVEMENT AND PRACTICES 3 VOLUNTEERING:Improve recruitment, training, and schedules to involve families as volunteers and audiences in other locations to support students and school programs.PRACTICES:Include parent and community volunteers in the classroom, as reading and math mentors, for cafeteria and bus duty, in sports events, as hall monitors, as language translators, and for fundraisers.Enlist parents and community to mentor English Language Learners, special needs, new families.
9 SIX TYPES OF INVOLVEMENT AND PRACTICES 4 LEARNING AT HOME: Involve families with their children in learning activities at home, including homework and other curriculum-related activities and decisions.PRACTICES AT HOME:Read to your child every day and your child takes turns reading to you. Ask your child questions about the story and characters, predict the outcome.Play a rhyming game. Parent says a word like rat and child rhymes with bat, sat, hat,…Homework hotline, place on homework sheet for parent comments
10 SIX TYPES OF INVOLVEMENT AND PRACTICES 5 DECISION MAKING:Include families as participants in school decisions, governance, and advocacy through PTA/PTO, school councils, committees, action teams, and other parent organizations.PRACTICES:Parents participating on the School Improvement Committee, Parent Advisory, and Leadership TeamDesign school strategies with parents for academic, attendance, and behaviors.Use surveys to identify needs.
11 SIX TYPES OF INVOLVEMENT AND PRACTICES 6 COLLABORATING WITH COMMUNITY:Coordinate resources and services for students, families, and the school with businesses, agencies, and other groups, and provide services to the community.PRACTICES:Integrate academic and childcare resources such as: Head Start, Reading First, Family Literacy ProgramsProvide information on community resources to help the child or family with health, housing, food, clothing, employment
12 CREATE PRACTICES TO ADDRESS Fathers actively involved in their child’s education, especially in the middle and high school gradesTeachers guiding parents to monitor and discuss homework with their childrenDistrict leaders and principals organizing committees that focus on the six type of involvement and conducting evaluations on the activities, and providing workshops on creating partnerships,
13 SOME TENNESSEE BEST PRACTICES Bledsoe County- Language translationCleveland City Schools- Key Communicators Network to respond to sCrockett County- Hispanic interpreterMetropolitan Nashville -Customer Service CenterGrundy County- Grandparent’s DayHawkins County- TCAP TIPOFFHaywood County- AYP on billboards
14 SOME TENNESSEE BEST PRACTICES Henderson County Schools and Lexington City Schools- annual “A Family Affair”Jackson- Madison County- “Jackson Parent” and “Ms. Tennessee Parents and Families” magazine published monthlyLebanon Special School District- ELL literacy programMarion County- Compiles parent/community dataMcMinn County- restaurant owners present food couponsClarksville-Montgomery County- The Learning Center
15 SOME TENNESSEE BEST PRACTICES Putnam County- 1.5 family engagement coordinatorsRutherford County- system wide Parent Advisory Committee & School Messenger SystemSevier County- TransAct language translation technology for over 20 languagesTullahoma City Schools- Sinkways Program” to student grades electronicallyWarren County- Sales tax holiday collaborationWilson County- Parents as Teachers Birth to Kindergarten Program
16 TITLE I PARENTAL NOTIFICATION UNDER NCLB State Report CardTeacher QualificationChild’s achievement on state assessmentLimited English proficiency programsSchools identified for improvement, corrective action or restructuringSupplemental educational servicesParental involvement policySafe and drug-free schools programsNational Assessment of Education ProgressMilitary recruiter access to student informationHomeless childrenStudent privacyWaiver request21st Century Community Learning CentersSchoolwide programs
17 USDOE TITLE I PARENTAL INVOLVMENT MONITORING SUMMARY District and School- Level Parental Involvement Policies Policies were not currentPolicies did not include required elementsSchools did not create and disseminate school-parent compactsSchool- parent compacts did not include required elementsParents not involved in annually reviewing parent involvement policies and school-parent compacts, and revising as needed
18 USDOE TITLE I PARENTAL INVOLVMENT MONITORING SUMMARY Parental Notifications and Parents Right to KnowLetters to parents did not include all required componentsInsufficient time for parents to make decisions about public school choice or SES No letters sent to parents about public school choice and SES options
19 USDOE TITLE I PARENTAL INVOLVMENT MONITORING SUMMARY Information not provided to parents in other languages, as appropriateParents were not notified about the qualifications of paraprofessionalsParents were not notified when their child had been assigned to or taught by a teacher who is not highly qualified for fouror more consecutive weeks
20 USDOE TITLE I PARENTAL INVOLVMENT MONITORING SUMMARY Parents not aware of district level and/or school level written parent involvement policiesPrincipals and/or staff not aware of requirement of written parent involvement policiesCharter schools not aware of all Title I requirements for parent policies and school - parent compacts SEAs had not reviewed LEA parent involvement policies and practices to determine if requirements have been met
21 USDOE TITLE I PARENTAL INVOLVMENT MONITORING SUMMARY Required annual meeting did not include information about the school’s Title I program, the nature of the Title I program (schoolwide or targeted assistance), and information about AYP, school choice, and supplemental education servicesSchools depended on the annual meeting as the only source to share information with parents about the Title I program, even when small numbers of parents attend the meetings
22 USDOE TITLE I PARENTAL INVOLVMENT MONITORING SUMMARY Parents not included in the development, review, and implementation of school improvement plansParents not involved in decisions on use of funds reserved for parent involvement activitiesLack of district focus on building capacity of parents
23 RESOURCESTitle I Parental Involvement Policy Section 1118 RegulationsParental Involvement: Title, Part A Non-Regulatory GuidanceTennessee Department of Education Family and Community Engagement
24 CONTACT INFORMATIONLiz Roper, Family and Community Engagement Project DirectorOffice of Federal ProgramsTennessee Department of Education
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