Parent engagement is not about helping kids with homework.
It's about awareness and opportunity.
Unfortunately, only 20% of parents are fully engaged with their child's school...
...and fewer than 25% of parents can name a basic milestone their child should have reached within the past year.
These problems aren't happening in a vacuum, either. When relationships falter between schools and parents, bad things start to happen.
But it's not all doom and gloom. Parent engagement has become a point of emphasis for high-performing schools, and it shows in the results.
In one study, parent awareness of upcoming homework assignments and tests resulted in a 30% increase in improved readers and a 38% increase in math.