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Title I Schoolwide Program Schools and School Improvement: High Expectations for Parental Involvement An LEA Resource Virginia Department of Education Richmond, Virginia. Keys to Successful Schools. PARENTS. Throughout Title I.

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Title I Schoolwide Program Schoolsand School Improvement:High Expectations for Parental InvolvementAn LEA ResourceVirginia Department of EducationRichmond, Virginia

throughout title i
Throughout Title I
  • Schools should afford parents a meaningful opportunity to participate in the education of their children at home and at school.
  • All parents can contribute to their children’s success by helping at home and by becoming partners with teachers so that children can achieve high standards.
  • Parents should be active members of School Improvement Teams.
title i schoolwide program schools
Title I Schoolwide Program Schools...

Recognize the Importance of ParentalInvolvement

in the School.

Strategies to increase parental involvement must be included in the school’s plan for academic success.

how can parents help plan for a school s academic success
How Can Parents Help Plan for a School’s Academic Success?

Needs Assessment

From the Parent’s Perspective

  • How does the school function?
  • What are the school’s strengths and weaknesses?
  • Can you divide them into staff, learning time, environment, building, resources, etc..
parents can express their high expectations
Parents Can Express their High Expectations
  • A good school plan will havestrategiesthat will provide opportunities for all children to meet high standards.
  • Concerned parents will support division efforts to hire highly qualified professional staff.
  • Involved parents will understand the need for professional development for all staff.
parents high expectations cont
Parents’ High Expectations (cont..)
  • Concerned parents will support plans for assisting preschool children in moving from early childhood programs to elementary schools.
  • Involved parents will understand that teachers have a variety of ways of assessing student progress and that discussing results with parents is important.
  • Concerned parents will insist that students who have difficulty meeting high standards will receive additional assistance.
schoolwide programs serving needs of all children
Schoolwide Programs: Serving Needs of all Children

Do we have children who may fall in unique categories?

  • English as a Second Language
  • Gifted and Talented
  • Retained
  • Difficulty Mastering Daily Lessons
  • Latch Key Kids
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Math Science Programs
  • Theater Arts
  • Drug Prevention Programs
  • Field Trip Opportunities
  • Gifted and Talented Program
  • Mentorship Programs
  • School / Business / Community Partnerships
  • Social Services
  • Before- and After-School Programs
  • Head Start and Even Start Programs
  • Tutorial Programs
  • Special Incentive / Reward Programs
schoolwide programs daring to be different and creative
Schoolwide Programs: Daring To Be Different and Creative
  • May increase the amount of learning time;
  • May include measures to address special needs of historically underserved; populations--girls and women, for example;
  • May support team teaching strategies;
  • May stress college preparation courses and career development in middle and high school.
schoolwide programs encouraging teacher parent conferences
Schoolwide Programs:Encouraging Teacher - Parent Conferences
  • Teachers want parents to help decide the approaches needed to assist their children.
  • Teachers want parents to suggest resources outside of the school that may be helpful.
  • Teachers want parents to maintain regular contact with them.
what do we do then
What Do We Do Then?

Let’s Take Another

Look at Our School.

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Parents Can Express their High Expectations
  • A good school plan will havestrategiesthat will provide opportunities for all children to meet high standards.
  • Concerned parents will support division efforts to hire highly qualified professional staff.
  • Involved parents will understand the need for professional development for all staff.
  • A concerned school will conduct a comprehensive needs assessment.
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Parents’ High Expectations (cont..)
  • Concerned parents will support plans for assisting preschool children in moving from early childhood programs to elementary schools.
  • Involved parents will understand that teachers have a variety of ways of assessing student progress and that discussing results with parents is important.
  • Concerned parents will insist that students who have difficulty meeting high standards will receive additional assistance.
revise the plan keep the high expectations
Revise the Plan. Keep the High Expectations.
  • Improved Strategies for At-risk Learners
  • Additional Staff Development
  • Better Integration of Programs
  • Extension of Academic Learning Time
  • Hiring of Additional Staff
  • Improved Evaluation Techniques
  • Increased Parental Involvement
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