Standards for Meaningful Family Engagement

Standard 1: Parent/Caregiver Education Program
Families are supported with parenting and child-rearing skills, understanding child and adolescent development, and setting home conditions that support children as students at each age and grade level. Assist schools in understanding families.

Standard 2: Communication with Parent/Caregiver
Families and school staff engage in regular, two-way, meaningful communication about student learning.

Standard 3: Parent Volunteering Program
Families are actively involved as volunteers and audiences at the school or in other locations to support students and school programs.

Standard 4: Learning at Home
Families are involved with their children in learning activities at home, including homework and other curriculum-linked activities and decisions.

Standard 5: Shared Power & Decision Making
Families and school staff are equal partners in decisions that affect children and families and together inform, influence, and create policies, practices, and programs.

Standard 6: Community Collaboration & Resources
Coordinate resources and services for families, students, and the school with businesses, agencies, and other groups, and provide services to the community.