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Ways to Assess Home-School Partnerships (Session 11D)

Zoom: https://hawaii.zoom.us/j/8089682205
Main Topic
: Family and Community Engagement
Session Type: Talk Story


This presentation will provide an overview of tools available for assessing school-wide family engagement practices including the partnership school rubric, family friendly walk through, and home-school partnership assessment. The purpose of conducting a Family Engagement Assessment is to have a framework for conversing with a school about their family engagement practices. The assessment provides information on which elements and domains a school is doing well already, and on which they may need to improve and therefore be interested in training and technical assistance from the Hawaii Statewide Family Engagement Center? For example, the home-school partnerships will be assessed under 4 goal areas. Goal 1—Strengthening Relationships. Goal 1 includes information on staff beliefs about partnerships as well as information on how the people who work in schools build trusting relationships with families. Goal 2 —Welcoming Places and Spaces. Goal 2 helps educators understand how well they welcome families in the school and how well they welcome families in other ways.  Goal 3—Learning at School. Goal 3 documents how well the school shares information about student learning goals and student progress. Goal 4—Supporting Learning at Home. Goal 4 measures how well the school helps families take action at home to support student learning. Data for these 4 Goals is gathered through the following 5 sources: (1) A physical walkthrough of the school. (2) A review of documents the school has shared with families. (3) A review of technology the school uses to communicate with families (school websites, school social media, educator apps etc.) (4) A customer service call in English and other appropriate languages. (5) Surveys of school staff who interact with families (administrators, teachers, front office staff, specialists/supporting staff, family liaisons.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Increase awareness of family engagement as a learning and equity strategy
  • Gain understanding of school-wide family engagement assessment tools
  • Gain understanding of what effective home-school partnerships may look like

Keywords: Family Engagement, Home School Partnerships, Rubrics; Family Friendly Walkthrough

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Mar 02 2021


4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Mar 02 2021
  • Time: 9:00 pm - 9:45 pm

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  • Dr. Chuan Chinn
    Dr. Chuan Chinn
    Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa - Associate Specialist

    Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

    Chuan Chinn, Ph.D., is an Associate Specialist with the Center on Disability Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. She is currently the principal investigator on two federally funded projects to build effective home-school partnerships that support student and school improvement through training and technical assistance. Besides, she monitored the implementation and evaluated the effects of over ten federally funded projects and state contracts using evidence-based strategies to support a wide range of disadvantaged groups of students and adults to better education, employment, and healthcare opportunities. Her experience includes program implementation, mixed-method evaluation, and quality assurance, and she maintains strong working relationships with state agencies, parent groups, and community-based organizations.

  • Ms. Angela Matian
    Ms. Angela Matian
    Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa - Assistant Specialist

    Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

    Angela Matian is an assistant specialist with Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UHM). She is the project lead on the Hawaii Statewide Family Engagement Center and primarily responsible for the coordination of statewide family engagement training. She is currently a doctoral candidate in the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Education Professional Practice program and her area of research is in adolescent social-emotional development.