FAMILY RESOURCES:

How can parents impact student achievement?

“The evidence is consistent, positive and convincing: families have a major influence on their children’s achievement. When schools, families, and community groups work together to support learning, children tend to do better in school, stay in school longer and like school more”

Henderson and MAPP (2002)

Children in baseball uniforms

PARENTS IMPACT STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT BY...

  • Parental Involvement & Education

(Goldstein & Campbell, 2000; Mullis, Martin, Gonzalez, & Chrostowski, 2004)

  • Nutrition: breakfast; reduce sugar (Carroll, 2014)

  • Family Meals (Dolin)

  • Child Safety: Teach them to protect themselves. (d2l.org)

  • Family Structure (Stack & Eshleman, 1998)

  • Mathematical Knowledge for Parental Involvement

(Knapp, Landers, Jefferson, & Liang, 2017)

Family/Parenting Resources
Comic Book Bible- Learn about God with your child.
Out of the Fog: Helping family members & loved ones of children who suffer from personality disorders.
2018 Kids Count Data Book- math achievement p.34, family structure p. 44, parent education p. 45

MATHEMATICAL KNOWLEDGE FOR PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT INCLUDES...

  • Content knowledge (CCK)

  • Valuing students’ own strategies (ie on homework)

  • Listening to students’ explanations

  • Knowing that there is more than one way to solve a problem `

  • Knowing to use manipulatives versus solely pencil and paper to solve problems

  • Knowing how to use manipulatives to model problems (SCK)

  • Knowing appropriate games and skill reinforcers

  • Knowing how to support the learning process (i.e., Do not immediately give the   answer.  Work within a child’s Zone of Proximal Development (Vygotsky 1978))

BENEFITS OF LOW CONFLICT, INTACT FAMILIES FOR CHILDREN

  • Academic and intellectual performance

  • Physical and mental health

  • Less likely to drop out of school

  • Less likely to live in poverty

  • Less likely to suffer from physical or sexual abuse, abuse drugs or alcohol, get involved in criminal or violent behavior, engage in early sexual activity

(GA Supreme Court Commission on Children, Marriage and Family Law Strategic Plan)