The Academic Parent Teacher Teams (APTT) model, is a high-impact strategy for family engagement that aligns grade level learning concepts, student performance data, and family -teacher communication and collaboration. The APTT model provides school leaders and teachers with a developmental and collaborative process for building strong relationships with families focused on student academic growth and achievement. The APTT model was developed by Dr. Maria C. Paredes in 2008, in the Creighton School District in Arizona, in response to a strong need to provide families with the information, data and tools they "need to know" to support academic achievement for their children.
- Collaboratively create a school family engagement vision that is aligned to outcomes for students.
- Strengthen family capacity to support targeted student learning at home.
- Adopt a model of family engagement that is research-based, data and results-driven.
The role of Families in student learning:
- Develop a collaborative partnership with their child's teacher.
- Attend informative meetings facilitated by the classroom teacher.
- Support student learning at home and in the community.
- Understand that families need concrete information, skills and resources to support student learning.
- Foster a welcoming and collaborative environment for families.
- Set high expectations for students and their families.
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