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Core Component 9: Parent & Family Involvement

The selected Web resources provide parents and other community members with information that can be used for advocacy and collaboration.
Core Component 9: Parent & Family Involvement

The following Web sites provide information for parents and other community members in a variety of media, including research studies, flyers, case studies, newsletter articles, Webinars, and guides.

  1. Engaging Families in RTl External link opens in new window or tab.
    Alerts educators to key concerns from parents’ perspectives, By Debra Jennings. (2008. Podcast 6 min.) RTI Action Network.
  2. A New Wave of Evidence: The Impact of School, Family, and Community Connections on Student Achievement External link opens in new window or tab.
    Includes studies that show a convincing link between student achievement and various approaches to parent and community involvement. By Anne T. Henderson and Karen L. Mapp,  Published by Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL) 2002, funded by U.S. Office of Education.
  3. A Parent's Guide to Response-to-Intervention External link opens in new window or tab.
    Includes real-world examples, a glossary of important terms, concise explanations of interventions at three tiers,  sample intervention plans, sample checklists and worksheets, and other documents to help guide parents. By Candace Cortiella, Director, The Advocacy Institute. Webinar: RTI Parent's Guide (52 min., 2010).
  4. A Parent Leader's Perspective on Response to Intervention External link opens in new window or tab.
    Provides parent perspectives of RTI, for example, author Debra Jennings' surprise that providing individual interventions to struggling students has a name and is considered something special. By Debra Jennings, Statewide Parent Advocacy Network, Inc.(4 pp.).
  5. RTI & Family Engagement: A Construct for Intentionality External link opens in new window or tab.
    Provides a general overview of research related to family engagement and a construct for developing strategies for intentional family engagement when implementing RTI. By Darren Woodruff, co-director of the National Center on Response to Intervention and Debra Jennings, co-director of the Region 1 Parent Technical Assistance Center: Webinar (46.51) and PowerPoints (2012).
  6. Response to Intervention: Families and Community External link opens in new window or tab.
    Provides a definition and model of RtI; supports collaborative data-guided instruction, communication with parents throughout the process, and inclusion of community resources; PowerPoint (16 slides) and Presenter Guide. IDEA Partnership, a collaboration of 51 organizations united to improving outcomes for students and youth with disabilities.
  7. Schools, Families, and Response to Intervention External link opens in new window or tab.
    Provides ideas for families and educators to work together at each of the RtI levels, By Amy L. Reschly, (4 pp.) RTI Action Network.
  8. Using Technology to Enhance RtI Implementation External link opens in new window or tab.
    Provides information on technology-enhanced assessment tools that can generate reports with graphs and other figures to make data easier for parents to understand. RTI Action Network
Questions: Phyllis Hallam | phallam@cde.ca.gov | 916-323-4630 
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