Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Parent Academic Support Scale-Trim Fat or Bulk Up
Look, I will admit I've not seen this mysterious PASS but I can tell you that the summary is enticing and worth an investigation. A scale to measure parent-teacher communication is an interesting thought and I assure you this conversation is just starting. Allow me summarize the summary:
PASS study considers:
-frequency of parent-teacher communication
-perception parents had on the importance of parent-teacher communication
-the mode of communication including e-mail and face to face
The scale considers the top 5 topics for parents to communicate with teachers about:
1. Academic Performance
2. Classroom Behavior
3. Child's Academic and Social Preparation for School
4. Hostile Communication between Peers
5. Health Related Issues
Study finds that parents frequently choose e-mail for preferred method of communication.
and convenience was often an overriding factor in which mode parents selected to communicate with teachers.
(The above is the very reason why we created Family Kinex. Check out our Family Kinex app that gives parents both convenience and e-mail functions at www.ejucomm.com)
As the abstract points out, school districts may find the scale useful in enhancing communication. I for sure feel like the entire study is worth a read and can hardly wait to see how the study will be implemented into practice. Like my own scale, I know I will consider the findings and then step off, I mean step away, to see what other factors need to be considered.
Have you seen PASS? Let me know what you think about measuring parent-teacher communication.
Read the entire PASS article here: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121004134839.htm