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Title I School-Parent Compacts: A Tool for Continuous School Improvement . Federal Programs Directors’ Meeting Stonewall Resort March 12, 2014. Agenda . Family Connections School-Parent Compacts Title I, Part A. Section 1118 (Parent Involvement) A Tool for School Improvement

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title i school parent compacts a tool for continuous school improvement

Title I School-Parent Compacts: A Tool for Continuous School Improvement

Federal Programs Directors’ Meeting

Stonewall Resort

March 12, 2014

agenda
Agenda
  • Family Connections
  • School-Parent Compacts
    • Title I, Part A. Section 1118 (Parent Involvement)
    • A Tool for School Improvement
    • Quality Indicators
  • An opportunity for 8 WV Title I schools
the impact of school family and community connections on student achievement
The Impact of School, Family and Community Connections on Student Achievement

available as full-text PDF at www.sedl.org/connections/resources.

research findings
Research Findings
  • Programs and interventions that engage families in supportingtheirchildren’s learning at home are linked to improved student achievement.
  • Family and community involvement that is linked to student learning has a greater effect on achievement than more general forms of involvement.
research findings1
Research Findings
  • Families of all cultural backgrounds, education, and income levels can, and often do, have a positive influence on their children’s learning.
  • Effectiveconnections embrace a philosophy of partnership where power is shared—the responsibility for children’s educational development is a collaborative enterprise among parents, school staff, and community members.
how do your schools engage families
How do Your Schools Engage Families?
  • Individually: list 5 parent/family engagement opportunities in your school(s) (3 min)
  • As a table group: share and discuss(5 min)
  • Report out
how important is parent family and community partnerships
How Important is Parent/Family and Community Partnerships?

Federal aid for family involvement under Title I$145 millionAverage per state$2.9 million

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Standard 4.0: Student Support Services and Family/Community Connections In high quality schools, the staff places student well- being at the forefront of all decisions, provides support services to address student physical, social/emotional, and academic growth, and forms positive connections to families and the community.

Function A: Positive Relationships

Positive relationships exist between the school staff and the students, families and larger communities.

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“Partnerships among schools, families, and community groups are not a luxury—

they are a necessity”

-Anne Henderson

Annenberg Institute for School Reform

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http://ctschoolparentcompact.org/about/background-reserach-anne-t-henderson/http://ctschoolparentcompact.org/about/background-reserach-anne-t-henderson/

school parent compact1
School-Parent Compact:
  • a written agreement of shared responsibility
  • a catalyst for collaboration and better communication between school staff and parents by translating goals for student achievement into shared action statements
one of the weakest areas of title i compliance usde 2008
One of the weakest areas of Title I Compliance(USDE 2008)
  • Compacts are not present
  • Compacts are not meaningful
  • Compacts are not specific
true or false
True or False??

The Compact…..

  • must be signed by teachers and parents
  • is a good place to teach parenting
  • is the place to correct student behavior
school parent compact2
School-Parent Compact

Title I, Part A

Section 1118 (Parent Involvement)

what are the requirements title i part a section 1118
What are the Requirements?Title I, Part A, Section 1118
  • Jointly develop with parents a school-parent compact
  • Outline how parents, the entire school staff and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement
  • Outline the means by which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership to help children achieve State’s high standards
what must be included title i part a section 1118
What must be included?Title I, Part A, Section 1118
  • Describe the school’s responsibility to provide high quality curriculum and instruction
  • Describe the ways parents will be responsible for supporting their children’s learning
  • Address the importance of communication between teachers and parents on a continuous basis
    • Annual parent-teacher conference
    • Frequent reports on academic progress
    • Reasonable access to staff
    • Opportunities to volunteer and participate
wv compacts
WV Compacts?
  • Are we in compliance with the federal statute?
  • Are parents and school staff jointly developing the compact?
  • Are parents provided a copy of the compact to keep for reference?
  • Are the compacts presented in friendly format and language?
  • Are compacts being utilized as tool for increasing student achievement?
let s take a look
Let’s Take a Look

In the center of the table is a sample compact and a rubric

let s take a look1
Let’s Take a Look

7 Quality Indicators

let s take a look2
Let’s Take a Look

WV School-Parent Compact

let s take a look3
Let’s Take a Look

In the center of the table is a sample compact and a rubric

  • With your shoulder partner determine the effectiveness of the school-parent compact
  • Determine 3 strengths of the sample compact and 3 weaknesses of the sample based on the rubric completed.
that was then this is now
That was then…..This is now

Compliance: Focused on Behavior

Partnership: Linked to Learning

Student Data

School Improvement Plan

Specific

Developed with Parents

Aimed at student academic achievement

Collaborative conversations

  • Generic
  • Broad, general statements
  • Mirrors language of the law
  • Aimed at “fixing” parents
  • Correct student behavior
  • Developed by the Title I Director or Title I Teacher(s)
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No significant learning occurs

Without a significant relationship

-Dr. James Comer

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Application must be emailed to:

Kathy Hypes

khypes@access.k12.wv.us

thank you
Thank You!

Kathy Hypes, Coordinator

WVDE Office of Federal Programs

and School Improvement

khypes@access.k12.wv.us