Indiana - State Models and Supports: Model Policy, Resources, Supports

Area: 
Model Policies, Resources, And Supports
Policy Type: 
statute; regulation
Summary: 

State law requires state agencies to develop models and guidance to promote parent and family engagement.

Indiana Code 20-19-6.2-1 Establishment of program.

(a) The department, in consultation with statewide organizations whose mission is to link family engagement to student achievement, shall develop the Indiana family friendly school designation program.
(b) The program must allow a school to voluntarily request from the department an assessment for the purpose of evaluating and improving parental involvement in the school.
(c) The department may designate a school as an Indiana family friendly school if the department determines that the school has established parental engagement practices that increase parental involvement and foster high student achievement.
(d) The department shall develop rubrics or standards under which the department will evaluate a school’s parental involvement and award the Indiana family friendly designation to schools. The department’s evaluation of a school’s parental involvement under this subsection must incorporate surveys of teachers, students, and parents. The department shall make the results of a school’s evaluation available to the public.
(e) The department shall make available to schools best practices in developing family engagement and parental involvement in student achievement.
(f) The department shall annually assess the quality of a school’s family friendly school designation by correlating designation outcomes to student achievement. The department shall submit the results of the assessment under this subsection to the state board.


Indiana Administrative Code 512 5-7-1 Guidance

The department shall make available to schools best practices in developing family engagement and parental involvement in student achievement. The best practices shall be posted on the department's website.

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