Online Parent Engagement
The importance of parent engagement Credible results
Research clearly indicates that good education becomes A recent study by researchers Karen Smith Conway, professor
better education when there is a strong connection with of economics at the University of New Hampshire, and
parents as part of the learning community. The positive results Andrew Houtenville, senior research associate at New
of strong parent engagement include the critical measures of Editions Consulting, prove parental effort is consistently
improved student achievement, increased accountability and a associated with higher levels of achievement, and the
restored confidence among parents in their child’s education. magnitude of the effect of parental involvement is substantial.
They found that schools would need to increase per-pupil
“When educators work together with families spending by more than $1,000 in order to achieve the same
to support learning, children tend to succeed results that are gained with strong parental engagement.
not just in school, but throughout life.”
By offering the tools and resources that keep pace with
- Henderson & Berla by Milne, Eagle, Sattes, Clark, and Benson et al.
the way students and parents interact with the world,
EdisonLearning Online’s resources for parents increase
Resources for parents student achievement.
EdisonLearning’s online portfolio provides certified teachers,
customized instruction and proven curriculum. When strong Parent Portal
parent involvement is added, you’ve got a recipe for student The one-of-a-kind Parent Portal gives EdisonLearning Online
success. In a survey conducted by the Department of partners the ability to connect to and achieve a deep
Education, 87% of parents with children enrolled in traditional relationship with families involved in their online programs. The
brick-and-mortar schools report their greatest barrier to Parent Portal is powered by three capabilities: information,
becoming more involved in their child’s education is lack communication, and oversight.
• Information The Parent Portal is a personalized home
The flexibility that online learning affords immediately page offering up-to-the-minute information about student’s
addresses this challenge. With EdisonLearning’s online progress 24 hours a day. Through the Parent Portal, parents
platform, parents can leverage a wealth of tools designed to can quickly and easily see grades and academic progress,
keep them abreast of their child’s progress, communicate monitor attendance, and receive achievement intervention
freely with teacher’s and oversee their child’s day-to-day alerts and school and course announcements.
activities – all from a place and time that’s convenient for
them. The meaningful, student focused, two-way parent • Communication With one single sign-on, parents can also
engagement that results, creates a new level of depth in stay closely connected with school staff through our internal
communication and involvement. messaging system. This system works similarly to email,
and allows parents to easily communicate with their child’s
instructors and advisors about individual progress or other