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Annual Evaluation

Contact Information

Title I, Part A

360-725-6100

LEAs must conduct an annual evaluation of the content and effectiveness of their parent and family engagement policy. The ultimate goal of this yearly evaluation is to improve the quality of Title I, Part A programs and services. Use the findings from these annual evaluations to develop new strategies to increase the effectiveness of your parent and family engagement policy.
  • Make sure evaluations identify barriers to parent and family engagement.
  • Pay particular attention to parents who struggle financially, are disabled, demonstrate limited English proficiency or literacy, or who are members of a racial minority.

Strategies To Help Evaluate the Content and Effectiveness of Your PFE Policy

  • Survey parents annually at a minimum. Include questions that will identify barriers to parent and family engagement.
  • Allow parents to help develop the annual evaluation and analysis of the data it returns.

Be sure to document PFE activities. Sign-in sheets (for workshops, meetings, conferences), schedules, training/informational materials, communications and brochures, and meeting notes are just a few of the ways in which LEAs can track implementation of their parent and family engagement policy. Documentation is an essential part of compliance through the federal Comprehensive Program Review program.

PFE Support Inventory Tool

LEAs have a responsibility to:

  • Evaluate their parent and family engagement policy.
  • Help participating schools create effective PFE programs.

The following inventory tool can help gauge the effectiveness and the scope of PFE efforts. If the inventory reveals that efforts are concentrated at one level of the system or in one focus for engagement, they will know where to direct additional resources and efforts in their future work. Any planning committee or group exploring PFE may complete this form. However, parents should be represented in whatever process is used.

LEA-Level PFE Support Inventory Tool

Survey Templates

Survey templates that address six aspects of PFE:

Use findings from the evaluation process to:

  • Suggest policy revisions to schools that deliver Title I, Part A services.
  • Suggest revisions/additions to the school improvement policy that relate to parent and family engagement.
  • Remove barriers to parent and family engagement.
  • Develop a report that you share with parents, staff and the community.

Schools must conduct an annual evaluation of the content and effectiveness of parent and family engagement plan and program. The ultimate goal of this yearly evaluation is to improve the quality of Title I, Part A programs and services. Use the findings from these annual evaluations to develop new strategies able to increase the effectiveness of your parent and family engagement plan.

  • Make sure evaluations identify barriers to greater parent and family engagement.
  • Pay particular attention to parents who struggle financially, are disabled, demonstrate limited English proficiency or literacy, or who are members of a racial minority.

Strategies That Will Help to Evaluate the Content and Effectiveness of Your Parent and Family Engagement Plan

  1. Survey parents annually, at a minimum. Include questions that will identify barriers to parental involvement.
  2. Document parent and family engagement activities. Sign-in sheets (workshops, meetings, conferences), schedules, training/informational materials, communications and brochures, and meeting notes are just a few of the ways in which districts can track implementation of their parent and family engagement plan. Documentation is an essential part of compliance through the federal Comprehensive Program Review (CPR) program.

Sample Surveys to Help Schools Evaluate their Parent and Family Engagement Program

The following surveys are adapted from SEDL's A Toolkit for Title I Parental Involvement and explore the effectiveness of parent and family engagement programs. While these samples do not cover every possible topic, it does contain examples of many factors that need to be reviewed when considering the success of parent and family engagement program efforts.

IMPORTANT: When your school is attempting to do a comprehensive survey process, you may find that breaking the survey into smaller pieces and administering it over a few weeks is a more manageable process.

Parenting

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Communication

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Volunteering

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Learning at Home

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Decision Making

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Community Collaboration

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Survey with All Sections A-F

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Online Surveys from Harvard School of Education. These surveys were created by Harvard School of Education in collaboration with SurveyMonkey. Dr. Gehlbach, and his team used a rigorous process to create survey questions to assess key areas of family and school relationships. You will find the surveys under the heading: Ask the Right Questions.

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