IMPROVING TEST SCORES:
Researchers have been studying the effects that parent attitudes and actions have on their children’s academic success for many years, and they have reported consistently that children with parents involved in their education and schools earn better grades, score higher on tests, and much more.
The reasons that parent involvement increases student success are many—in itself, simply letting a child know you care and are invested enough to be involved in his day-to-day school life sends a clear message about the value of school and education.
According to Anne Henderson and Nancy Berla, editors of A New Generation of Evidence: The Family Is Critical to Student Achievement, “When parents are involved in their children’s education at home, they do better in school. And when parents are involved in school, children go farther in school and the schools they go to are better.”
Equally compelling, parent involvement is more important to a child’s academic performance than the qualities of the school itself, according to a recent study by North Carolina State University, Brigham Young University, and the University of California, Irvine. Researchers in this study surveyed more than 10,000 students and their parents, teachers, and school administrators and found that ultimately, the role of family involvement is crucial when it comes to academic success.
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