Title I- Part A- Parental Involvement
The purpose of parental involvement under Title I is to promote active engagement among local school officials and staff, education leaders, technical assistance providers, parents, and parent advocacy organizations, parental involvement coordinator/liaisons, and others working to improve student achievement and learning.
Parental Involvement is defined as the participation of parents in regular, two-way, meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities, including and ensuring that:
- Parents play an integral role in assisting their child’s learning.
- Parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their child’s education at school.
- Parents are full partners in their child’s education and are included, when appropriate, in the decision making as well as being part of the advisory committees to assist in the education of their child.
- Other activities are carried out, such as those described in section 1116.
According to the United States Department of Education (US ED), parental involvement is critical in the process to close the achievement gap between disadvantaged and minority students and their peers, and to change the culture of schools so that they invest in and define success as the academic achievement of every child (US ED, 2002).