ERIC Number: ED493095
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Reference Count: 5
Drop-Out Prevention: Parents Play a Key Role. PACER Center ACTion Information Sheets. PHP-c114
What can parents do to make sure their children with disabilities stay in school and graduate? Be involved. Research shows that one of the most essential strategies for promoting school completion and achievement is family involvement. When families remain involved in their children's middle and high school education, students are more likely to attend school regularly, have a positive attitude about school, earn higher grades, score higher on standardized tests, graduate from high school, and enroll in post-secondary programs. This information sheet provides parents with some practical everyday strategies that help teenagers succeed in both middle, and high school as well as strategies they can employ when their student is not doing well or is beginning to exhibit behavioral problems in school. A short list of resources is also provided.
Descriptors: Disabilities, Student Behavior, Academic Persistence, Dropout Prevention, Parent Role, Parent Participation, Middle School Students, High School Students, Family Involvement, Special Needs Students
PACER Center. 8161 Normandale Boulevard, Minneapolis, MN 55437. Tel: 800-537-2237; Tel: 952-838-9000; Fax: 952-838-0199; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.pacer.org.
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools
Sponsor: Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul.
Authoring Institution: PACER Center, Inc., Minneapolis, MN.