By Esther Cepeda
Turnabout is fair play, and in no arena as much as that of student academic achievement.
So after several years of hashing out policies focused on the quality of teacher education programs and teacher performance in the classroom, it’s only right that the gaze of accountability should turn to parents.
According to Education Week, a new tool to measure the quality of parent-school relationships is starting to make its way into several school districts.
Harvard University and SurveyMonkey, a Web-based polling company, developed a 71-item parent questionnaire that includes inquiries such as “How often do you meet in person with the teachers at your child’s school?” and “How often do you have conversations with your child about what his or her class is learning at school?”
Cepeda writes for the Washington Post Writers Group.