• Facebook
  • OSPI on Twitter
  • Instagram Icon
  • OSPI Medium
  • OSPI LinkedIn
  • OSPI YouTube
  • Subscribe to OSPI GovDelivery

Guides & Resources for Parent & Family Engagement

Contact Information


Our library of downloadable publications will help parents and families understand school improvement; how Title I, Part A works; what to expect from the school and district; and how to encourage academic achievement.

Multilingual Families Toolkit

The Multilingual Families Toolkit | Spanish is designed to help Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) create and maintain effective strategies with multilingual families. We explore and model best practices for the use of technology in teaching, as well as for assessing and communicating with diverse adults. The following guide is applicable for face-to-face, blended, and online instruction, and can also serve as a toolkit. In addition, it includes a section on state and federal allowable costs, and technology resources for adult computer literacy trainings. 

Watch the companion webinar part 1 and part 2 (August 2020). The webinar is closed captioned in English and Spanish, and includes information about remote learning strategies from Rochester, Wahluke and West Valley Yakima. 

Parent Guide Infographics

Title I, Part A, Your Child

English Infographic Poster | Letter Size | Black/White Letter Size
Spanish Infographic Poster | Letter Size | Black/White Letter Size
Russian Infographic Poster | Letter Size | Black/White Letter Size
Vietnamese Infographic Poster | Letter Size | Black/White Letter Size

What is Title I, Part A?

What is Title I, Part A - English | Chinese | Korean | Punjabi | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Tagalog | Vietnamese

Parents' Right to be Informed

Parents' Right to be Informed - English | Chinese | Korean | Punjabi | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Tagalog | Vietnamese

Families as the Audience 

Families as the Audience Presentation | Infographic

10 Best Practices for Strong Families

Activity Packet: Publication | PowerPoint Activity | Evaluation in English and Spanish
This publication focuses on the whole child and the different practices that families can actively engage to strengthen family life.
Tips: Use the publication to create an activity that fits your LEA's needs.
Target Audience: Families in the LEA with a strong emphasis on those families that participate in the Title I, Program.

Video Guides

This What is Title I, Part A? video guide is a companion to the What is Title I, Part A? brochure. LEAs and schools can use this video guide at open houses, parent-teacher conferences, and the Title I, Part A meetings. It is a good complement to parent and family engagement activities where the LEA and school wants to showcase the programs available in their school system.

What is Title I, Part A? — English | Spanish

Families Are Our Partners in Education is a three-minute video guide that talks about the importance of school-family partnerships. LEAs and schools can use this guide to promote the importance of parent and family engagement in LEA and school improvement efforts. 

English | Spanish

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

Toolkits & Publications

Parent & Family Engagement Resources

Parents' Guides to Student Success

The Family Engagement For High School Success Toolkit

Planning and implementing an initiative to support pathway to graduation for at-risk students. 

Verbal Interpretation Services

Phone Interpretation Vendors under State Contract

Written Word Translation Services

There are six vendors with master contracts through Washington State - the Department of Enterprise Services (DES). These vendors are classified as Category 8-Education-related Documents in the state system. This state contract covers translations for the written word only.

Translation Vendors (Written Word)

  • Avantpage-Lazar & Associates
  • Dynamic-Lingualinx
  • Languages Translation-NW Interpreters

Department of Enterprise Services: Contract information

Organizations that Support Family Involvement

Harvard Family Research Project

National Network of Partnership Schools at John Hopkins University

National Network of Partnership Schools (NNPS) guides district leaders to improve their knowledge of school, family, and community partnerships, improve district-level policies and plans for partnerships, and guide schools’ Action Teams for Partnerships in developing excellent programs of family and community involvement. Models District | School

Association of Washington School Principals (AWSP)

Creative Commons License
Except where otherwise noted, the Washington ESSA Consolidated Plan developed by the by Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.