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ERIC Number: ED536946
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 241
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 96
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
A New Wave of Evidence: The Impact of School, Family, and Community Connections on Student Achievement. Annual Synthesis 2002
Henderson, Anne T.; Mapp, Karen L.
National Center for Family and Community Connections with Schools
The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) of the State of Washington recently published a literature review of 20 studies that examined the common characteristics of high-performing schools. These studies include several U.S. Department of Education studies. Their research found that high-performing schools tend to have a combination of many characteristics, which were narrowed into these nine areas: (1) A clear and shared focus; (2) High standards and expectations for all students; (3) Effective school leadership; (4) High levels of collaboration and communication; (5)Curriculum, instruction, and assessments aligned with state standards; (6) Frequent monitoring of teaching and learning; (7) Focused professional development; (8) A supportive learning environment; (9) High levels of parent and community involvement. The purpose of this publication, "A New Wave of Evidence: The Impact of School, Family, and Community Connections on Student Achievement," is to examine one of these identified characteristics of high-performing schools: parent and community involvement and its role in impacting on student achievement. Looking Back--A Brief History and Key Studies, 1974-95 is appended. (Contributors to this report include: Amy Averett, Deborah Donnelly, Catherine Jordan, Evangelina Orozco, Joan Buttram, Marilyn Fowler, Margaret Myers, and Lacy Wood. Contains 23 tables.)
National Center for Family and Community Connections with Schools. 4700 Mueller Boulevard, Austin, TX 78723. Tel: 800-476-6861; Fax: 512-476-2286; e-mail: connections@sedl.org
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: SEDL National Center for Family and Community Connections with Schools
IES Cited: ED557975; ED554311