Parents & Principals Differ on the Most Effective Forms of Teacher-to-Parent Communications
|What is the most effective way for teachers to communicate information to parents about class activities or academic progress?||Principals||Parents|
|Personal phone calls||70%||36%|
|Push thru mobile app to phone||22%||24%|
|Auto phone messages||29%||21%|
Parents & principals agree on top 2 most effective forms of school/district-to-home communications: Email and auto phone messages.
Big disconnect though on website and social media effectiveness:
While 66% of parents are satisfied with teacher to home communications,
there are big differences by grade levels.
|Parents of students in…||Dissatisfied||Neutral||Somewhat satisfied||Very satisfied|
Source: Speak Up Research Initiative, 2016 Findings - the results of the authentic, unfiltered views of 514,351 K-12 students, parents, and educators from around the world, including 29,309 parents. Speak Up is an annual research initiative of Project Tomorrow, a global nonprofit organization. Learn more about Speak Up and other research findings from Project Tomorrow at tomorrow.org.