What Research Says On Parental Involvement: National Standards
National Standards for Parent/Family Involvement
Building upon the six types of parent involvement identified by Joyce L. Epstein, PhD., of the Center on School, Family, and Community Partnerships at Johns Hopkins University, National PTA created program standards of excellence.
National Standards for Parent/Family Involvement Programs
Standard I: Communicating- Communication between home and school is regular, two-way, and meaningful
Standard II: Parenting- Parenting skills are promoted and supported.
Standard III: Student Learning- Parents play an integral role in assisting student learning.
Standard IV: Volunteering- Parents are welcome in the school, and their support and assistance are sought.
Standard V: School Decision Making and Advocacy- Parents are full partners in the decisions that affect children and families.
Standard VI: Collaborating with Community- Community resources are used to strengthen schools, families, and student learning.
Reprinted with the permission of the U.S. Department of Education.
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