Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 4/5/2019 - 6:00 AM
Category: Accountability
Type: Info
Subject: Family Engagement Evaluation Update
ACPS 2020 Strategic Plan Goal:
Objective 2.1 Family Engagement
ACPS will collaborate with parents and guardians in providing the high-quality services they need to be leaders in the education of their children. (ACYMP 4.1)
Objective 6.2 Continuous Improvement
ACPS will engage in cycles of continuous improvement at every level of the school division, and it will employ evidence-based decision-making in its consideration of process improvements, policy making, and budgeting and accountability.
Policy: IGBC - Parent/Guardian Involvement
Funding Source or Fiscal Impact (where applicable):
File Attachment:
190405_Board Brief_Family Engagement Evaluation Update.pdf
Agenda Item Summary: This formative evaluation is comprised of two evaluative phases focused on the following key areas: relationships, opportunities, decision-making, environment and climate, and two-way communication. The first phase of the evaluation focused on the surveying of parents and staff.

The parent and staff surveys were open to receive responses from March 11, 2019 through March 29, 2019. There were a total of 480 and 3,117 respondents for the staff and parent survey respectively. The number of parent responses represented one, if not the, largest number of parent responses to any survey effort from the division within the past decade.
Background: As the Board is aware, ACPS is conducting a comprehensive division-wide evaluation of family engagement. The purpose of this evaluation is to provide ACPS with a better understanding of the needs, barriers, resources, and services to engage all families across contexts.
Recommendation: The Superintendent recommends review of the information within this memo pertaining to the evaluation of family engagement.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Clinton Page - Chief Accountability Officer
Signed By:
Gregory Hutchings - Superintendent