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Tips for Administrators, Teachers, and Families: How to Share Data Effectively

October 10, 2017

Resources & Research From Global Family Research Project

Even with technological advances that allow parents to track their child’s academic progress remotely, and more transparency in student data (such as test scores and attendance rates), face-to-face interaction between parents and teachers is still the cornerstone of school family engagement efforts and can help parents better understand how to use the data to support their children’s progress.  Parents not only need access to data, but they need to know how to act on what the data might be telling them. These Parent–Teacher Conference Tip Sheets provide key strategies that both parents and teachers can use to support students both in and out of the classroom. A tip sheet aimed at school principals also outlines how school administrators can support parents and teachers to that end.

Designed to be used as a set, the tip sheets combine consistent information with targeted suggestions, so that parents and educators enter conferences with shared expectations and continue to work together throughout the school year to improve children's educational outcomes.

Now available in English and Spanish, this tool is a powerful resource for families and educators alike.

Download in English by clicking the icon below.

Download in Spanish by clicking the icon below.

This publication was originally developed by the Harvard Family Research Project. The Harvard Family Research Project separated from the Harvard Graduate School of Education to become the Global Family Research Project as of January 1, 2017. It is no longer affiliated with Harvard University. Please direct all reprint requests to the Harvard Graduate School of Education.