Importance of Family and Community Engagement on Student Success: Scholastic Research Compendium

“Recognizing and investing in family engagement policies and practices is key to closing the achievement gap and supporting the success of all students.”

-Harvard Family Research project, April 2010

Family and Community Engagement 2013 Research Compendium by Lois Bridges, Ph.D. explores how collaboration among families, schools, and communities helps ensure student success. The compendium is framed around the Five Pillars of Family and Community Engagement (FACE) and features an overview of research in early literacy, family involvement, access to books, expanded learning and mentoring partnerships.

Key Take-Aways:

Students whose families are engaged…

  • Exhibit faster rates of literacy acquisition
  • Earn higher grades and test scores
  • Adapt better to school and attend more regularly
  • Graduate and go on to higher education

To download the full report and learn more, click here.

Caregiver Engagement is one of Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation’s key programs that provides resources for caregivers to help children develop early literacy skills through reading and learning together.

To invest in our efforts to strengthen early literacy and build lifelong learners in Tennessee