This framework is based on the National Standards for Family-School Partnerships. It is research-based and offers guidance on how families, schools, and communities can work together to support student success.

The resources in each area offer indicators for measuring and implementing practices and policies related to family engagement at the school and district level.

Who Should Use These Resources and Tools

10 Ways to Use These Resources

Welcoming All Families

Tools for supporting families as active participants in the life of the school. Resources for creating a school environment where families feel welcomed, valued, and connected to each other, to school staff, and to what students are learning and doing in school.

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Effective School-Family Communication

Families and school staff engage in regular, two-way, meaningful communication about student learning.

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Supporting Student Success

Tools and resources for families and school staff to continuously collaborate to support students’ learning and healthy development both at home and at school, and have regular opportunities to strengthen their knowledge and skills to do so effectively.

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Speaking up for
Every Child

Methods for families and school communities to become effective advocates for children and their education.

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Shared Leadership

Ways to share power between families, students, teachers, school staff and the community.

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Collaborating with the Community

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