What Are the Benefits of Family Involvement
- Children spend much more time at home than at school.
- Their parents know them intimately, interact with them one-to-one, and do not expect to be paid to help their children succeed.
- The home environment offers teachable moments that teachers can only dream about.
- When parents tutor their children, a significant and immediate change in children's I.Q. scores is noted.
- Children whose parents are involved have better grades, test scores, long-term academic achievement, attitudes, and behavior .
- Parental involvement correlates strongly with school wide achievement and student achievement.
- Parents who help their children succeed academically gain a sense of pride in their children and themselves.
- Involved parents are strong advocates for the school district.
Reprinted with the permission of the Center for Parent Involvement. © 1999, Tampa, Florida.
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