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Tips for Administrators, Teachers, and Families: How to Share Data Effectively

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Effective family engagement strategies include providing families with accessible, understandable, and actionable data on their child’s learning and growth. Data sharing helps families gain a comprehensive understanding of their child’s strengths, interests, and challenges, and also helps families identify action steps to help advance the child’s learning.

We have created a set of tip sheets to help administrators, teachers, and families determine the best ways to share student data in meaningful ways, on a regular basis, to strengthen family–school partnerships and promote student learning. Specifically, these tip sheets help:

  • Administrators
    • Create a data-sharing culture among teachers
    • Help families make use of data
  • Teachers
    • Prepare to share data with families
    • Talk with families about student data
  • Families
    • Prepare to communicate with teachers
    • Talk about their child’s progress with teachers   
    • Engage with their child

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