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These webinars aim to provide opportunities for stakeholders representing national, regional, and local organizations to learn about family, school, and community engagement research and innovations, as well as best practices from the field. Learn more >
August 10, 2010, 3:30-5:00 p.m. (EDT) Click here to view an archive of this webinar presentation.
The U.S. Department of Education has adopted using data for school improvement as one of its major education reform priorities. In the past decade, the Department, school districts, and states have spent more than a billion dollars to build data systems that collect, organize, and report on student data to foster continuous improvement. We are now in a position to transform this data into information that can promote student success by tracking academic progress and by guiding the daily actions of families, schools, communities, and the students themselves.
Measuring student progress—in areas such as grades, attendance, and positive behaviors—presents a tremendous opportunity to involve parents in their children’s education and to provide a platform for strong parent–teacher partnerships. Making this data accessible and presenting it in a meaningful way can increase student success by empowering families to monitor their children’s academic progress from early childhood to college and beyond. Schools and districts in cities across the country are leading the effort to make student data accessible and useful for families.
This third webinar—Data Driven: Making Student and School Data Accessible and Meaningful to Families—will take a look at practical examples of how districts and schools are using data to engage families in their children’s education. The webinar will also introduce tools that enable practitioners, districts, and schools to incorporate data into their own family engagement strategies.
Don’t miss this opportunity to gain an understanding of what is needed to engage families through the use of student data, discuss some of the challenges in building capacity, and highlight strategies to overcome them.
WEBINAR 3 RESOURCES
The articles listed below are grouped into three categories: (1) perspectives that offer lessons learned from family and community use of data, (2) program examples that illustrate what it takes to make data actionable for families, and (3) tools that help everyone understand how data can be analyzed.