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Report: Family and Community Engagement Survey

Categories

Families: Family partnerships, Families leadership

Authors

Rodriguez, R.G., Villarreal, A., Cortez, J.D.

Published

2002

Publisher

Intercultural Development Research Association

Abstract

Families can have an important, positive impact on the school’s ability to deliver quality edu-
cation when they are valued, their contributions are sought and integrated into the school
decision making, and collaboratively plan and deliver services aimed at higher student achieve-
ment. Families represent a valuable resource that should be factored into the educational
equation. A dialogue between families and educators should be established to arrive at a
shared accountability approach with a focus on academic achievement of children. A chal-
lenge of the school is to design family involvement that fosters a partnership with one central
goal in mind – that of high academic achievement. Students should be able to graduate and
be prepared to exercise their options of a college education or the workplace.
This Family and Community Engagement Survey can be used with communities and families
to assess a school’s effectiveness in partnering with families and in planning for the future.
The survey can be used by teachers, administrators and parents. Each group can then com-
pare their findings and work together to create more effective partnerships that focus on
student success.

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