There is a research-based, multimedia campaign designed
to get parents more involved in their children’s
education. One hundred percent of the research studies
compiled by The Parent Institute* indicate that parent
involvement has a significant impact on student success.
The statistics show that with as little as a one-third
increase in parent participation, school achievement
scores increase dramatically. It only takes a small
increase in parent input to see measurable results in
Here are six key research facts
from some of the most important research findings:
(Reprinted with permission from The Parent Institute.)
The family provides the
child’s primary educational environment.
Involving parents in their
children’s formal education improves student
High scoring schools and
districts have high levels of parent involvement.
The benefits last a
lifetime, they are not confined to early childhood
or the elementary level; there are strong effects
from involving parents continuously through middle
and high school.
Minorities have the most to
gain. Children from low-income and minority families
benefit greatly when schools involve parents.
Parents do not have to be well educated to help.
School and home are
connected. We cannot look at the school and the home
in isolation from one another; we must see how they
interconnect with each other and with the world at
When you connect with your child
every day, your child benefits for life. When he or she
knows you care and are concerned about education, the
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Achievement in school
improves; students earn higher grades and test
scores and enroll in higher-level programs
Children want to go to
Courses are passed, credits
earned and students are promoted to the next grade
Children have better social
skills and behavior at home and at school
Students graduate from high
school and go on to postsecondary education
For pictures from the "Be There" campaign launch, visit the
DCPS' flickr photostream.