Research on Family Engagement

The following research on family engagement and family-school-community partnerships is provided to increase understanding of this important field.

State-Level English Language Learner Policies (2015)
Author(s): Micah Ann Wixom
Increasing numbers of ELL students calls for national and state attention to ensure students and families are experiencing quality education.

How Well Are American Students Learning? (2015)
Author(s): Tom Loveless
Report visits the gender gap in reading scores, how the Common Core Standards are being reflected, and student engagement.

Parent Involvement for Learning: It's a Piece of Cake (2013)
Author(s): Maria Chesley Fisk. PhD
This paper synthesizes research on parent engagement, using a framework for parents and educators to reflect and take action for school-inspired parent involvement efforts.

Engaging Parents of Eighth Grade Students in Parent-Teacher Bidirectional Communication (2013)
Author(s): 
Waveline Bennett-Conroy
Published in the School Community Journal, 22(2), this article describes the development of a classroom-based, low-cost intervention to increase parents' involvement in education.

How Schools Can Help Underserved Students Succeed (2012)
Author(s): 
Quibila A. Divine
This paper examines the theories of Patricia M. Cunningham and the Four Blocks® Literacy Model she co-developed with Dottie Hall. A framework for teaching children to read and write, it also addresses family engagement.

Parental Relationship Quality and Child Outcomes Across Subgroups (2011)
Author(s): 
Kristen A. Moore, PhD, Andrea Kinghorn, Tawana Bandy
Results from this study support previous findings that when parent relationship quality is high, their families and children have better outcomes. Reported in a Child Trends Research Brief.

Book Review of School, Family, and Community Partnerships: Preparing Educators and Improving Schools (2011)
Author(s): 
Marilyn Price-Mitchell, PhD
Published in The School Community Journal, 21(1), this review of the textbook by Joyce L. Epstein examines its strengths and shortcomings as they relate to helping future educators build effective family partnerships for learning.

Building Relationships Bridging Cultures - Cultural brokerage in Family Engagement
The Equitable Parent-School Collaboration Research Project PUBLICATION SERIES

Data Inquiry for Equitable Collaboration – the Case of Neighborhood House’s Data Carousel
The Equitable Parent-School Collaboration Research Project PUBLICATION SERIES