The 4-year completion rate calculation is dependent on the availability of dropout estimates over a 4-year span, and current counts of completers. Because dropout rate information was missing for many states during the 4-year period considered by the US Department of Education, 4- year completion rate estimates for the school year are only available for 39 states. Since data were not available from all states, an overall national rate could not be calculated. However, among reporting states, the high school 4-year completion rates for public school students ranged from a high of
Remember, when families get involved and stay involved, all students achieve at higher levels. Schools often send home lists of various ways that parents can volunteer.
Have a conversation with your child about school and homework regularly. Make it a point to stay in contact with them throughout the school year. Express High Educational Expectations: Emphasize effort and achievement.
Make time to attend parent-teacher conferences, parent fairs, curriculum nights, award ceremonies and other school events. Your attendance and support matters to your child. If you have other questions, ask the school by calling or sending a note so they can link you with the appropriate person who can respond to your needs.
Participate in parent or school leadership organizations. Ask your school about the Parent Teacher Association or Parent Teacher Organization, school council, parent advisory committee or other parent organizations and then join one. Talk positively about school with your child.
Send your child prepared for school each day with pens, pencils, notebooks, and homework completed. Make school a priority by ensuring they are at school every day and arrive on time.
Be Seen At School: Be Informed and Responsive: Ask, collect, read, and respond, if needed, to all information school policies, field trip information, student handbook, etc.
If you need to receive information in a language other than English, call or visit the school. Visit Your School's Website: Find your school division or school using these tools: Look for great opportunities to meet other parents at school through workshops that cover topics such as child development, school standards, and other shared parent concerns.
If workshops are not offered regularly, help plan one or suggest ideas to your school counselors or parent involvement coordinator. Provide a Rich Learning Environment at Home: Make time for meaningful dinner conversations, trips, games, reading time, family sports, and daily routines.
Pick your child up from after-school activities or stop by a few minutes early to watch your child in action, if you are unavailable during the school day. Partner With The Community: Encourage local businesses, churches, clubs or civic organizations that you are involved with to volunteer or financially support the school.
Have community partners provide schools and families with information about services and resources they provide that support student learning such as mentoring, tutoring, and service learning activities.Enrollment graphs show both fall and spring counts for an academic year.
The Georgia Department of Education collects enrollment counts from school systems periodically throughout the year. While our public education system has changed over the years, one factor—family engagement or parental involvement—remains critical to student achievement. Over the past 45 years, students in the United States have made notable gains in academic achievement.
However, the racial achievement gap remains because not all groups of students are advancing at the same rates. FAMILY INVOLVEMENT.
We realize at Parents Reaching Out that family involvement comes in many different forms. It may begin through parent to parent conversations, questions to ask a family physician, or understanding the importance of being involved in your child’s education.
The impact of parental involvement on student academic achievement has been recognized by teachers, administrators, and policy-makers who consider parental involvement to be one of the integral parts of new educational reforms and initiatives.
The article reviews research on parental involvement in student homework. It is focused on understanding: why parents become involved in their children's homework; which activities and strategies they employ in the course of involvement; how their homework involvement influences student outcomes; and which student outcomes are influenced by parents' involvement.