Including Parents in the Process
Parent involvement in the RtI process is characterized by consistent, organized and meaningful two-way communication between school staff and parents with regard to student progress. Through this communication, parents are encouraged to play an important role in their child’s education by assisting in the learning process and by being involved in decision making as it affects tier-level instruction to increase their child’s achievement. Research shows that more parent involvement results in positive outcomes including: higher test scores, increased attendance, better behavior and improved social skills. The more that parents are involved in student learning the more likely students are to be successful.
What can parents do if they have concerns:
- Talk with the classroom teacher.
- Review and assist with homework assignments.
- Learn more about the curriculum, assessments and interventions being used.
- Reinforce at home any strategies and interventions that are used at school.
- Maintain regular school attendance for your child.
- Celebrate your child’s progress and successes!