Most important activities for educators to help families be engaged with their children’s learning in U.S. 2016
U.S. educators - activities to engage families with their children’s learning 2016
This statistic shows the result of a survey where respondents were asked to answer the following question: 'Please select the activities that you feel are most important for educators to do to help families be engaged with their children’s learning'. Among the respondents were 3,694 school teachers and 1,027 principals.
As of 2016, 87% of respondents said that maintaining two-way communication with families, was one of the most important activity for educators to engage families with their children's learning.
Most important activities for educators to help families be engaged with their children’s learning in U.S. 2016
List of activitiesShare of respondents
Maintain ongoing, two-way communication with families87%
Host and encourage attendance at parent-teacher conferences79%
Make school information available in multiple formats (website, video, social media, flyers, events, etc.)75%
Clearly communicate to families what children’s learning goals are for the school year74%
Host and encourage participation at family activities and events that involve their children70%
Encourage reading aloud and/or children’s independent reading at home69%
Accommodate families whose schedules prevent attendance at school events or meetings63%
Provide guidance on the role families should play regarding homework55%
Provide opportunities and resources for children to engage in learning during the summer55%
Make school information available in multiple languages53%
Provide guidance on how to have meaningful conversations with children about what they are learning at school52%
Partner with community organizations to offer services to families and students such as mental health care, medical care, etc.48%
Participate in professional development on ways to work effectively with families from all cultures47%
Make home visits20%
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Sources

Release date

November 2016

Region

United States

Survey time period

July 22 - August 26, 2016

Number of respondents

4,721 respondents

Special properties

Pre-K-12 teachers/principals

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Educators are teachers, librarians and principals.

U.S. educators - activities to engage families with their children’s learning 2016
This statistic shows the result of a survey where respondents were asked to answer the following question: 'Please select the activities that you feel are most important for educators to do to help families be engaged with their children’s learning'. Among the respondents were 3,694 school teachers and 1,027 principals.
As of 2016, 87% of respondents said that maintaining two-way communication with families, was one of the most important activity for educators to engage families with their children's learning.
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