Success in the area of parent engagement is the result of teachers having two critical components: access to student data and convenient means of communicating with parents.
CASE STUDY: A newly-consolidated school district strengthens its relationship with parents via one-to-one communication tools
When teachers have access to real-time student data, they are enabled to directly communicate messages tailored to help parents better support their children academically.
With direct teacher-to-parent communication we find:
“SchoolStatus is my sole source for data collection and analysis. We rely on the information to make instructional decisions as well as school-wide decisions for attendance, discipline, parental involvement, and plans for school success. Teachers find that it is easy to use and they love the privacy they have with contacting parents. We also track calls to parents to support a school-wide goal of increasing school-parent communication. Furthermore, it provides me with information needed when conducting data meetings with the superintendent.”- Kristina Pollard, Principal, Forrest County SD