OSPI Closed Today, July 13

Due to the ongoing fight to reduce the impacts of COVID-19, the budget impacts of the pandemic, and the recent directive by Governor Inslee to reduce employee work hours as a cost savings measure, OSPI is closed and all staff are on mandatory furlough today. Employees will respond to inquiries as quickly as possible when the agency reopens on July 14.

See OSPI’s COVID-19 guidance and resources for educators, students, and families.

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Guides & Resources for Parent & Family Engagement

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.

Parent Guide Infographics

Title I, Part A, Your Child

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

What is Title I, Part A?

English | Chinese | Korean | Punjabi | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Tagalog | Vietnamese

Parents Right to be Informed

English | Chinese | Korean | Punjabi | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Tagalog | Vietnamese

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 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)

Frequently Asked Questions
English | Spanish

What Every Parent Should Know About NAEP
English | Spanish

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: Translations Services-Written WordContract information

A New Wave of Evidence: The Impact of School, Family, and Community Connections on Student Achievement, (PDF, 241 pages.) A. T.
Henderson & K. L. Mapp. (Southwest Educational Development Laboratory, 2002)
Report Conclusion (PDF, 5 pages)


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.