It’s Not A Secret. When families are involved, students are more likely to:
o Earn higher grades and test scores, and enroll in higher-level programs
o Be promoted, pass their classes, and earn credits
o Attend school regularly
o Have better social skills, show improved behavior, and adapt well to school
o Graduate and go on to postsecondary education (A New Wave of Evidence, 2002).
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Resource: A New Wave of Evidence: The Impact of School, Family, and Community Connections on Student Achievement A. T. Henderson & K. L. Mapp. (Southwest Educational Development Laboratory, 2002)