Text parents about homework to boost exam results
Texting parents useful information about upcoming tests and homework could improve student achievement in math -- by the equivalent of an extra month in the classroom -- and reduce absenteeism, according to new trial results highlighted in the Guardian. The texting trial was the most cost-effective result from a number of studies funded by the Education Endowment Foundation. The "Parent Engagement Project" trial was delivered by researchers from the University of Bristol and Harvard University and involved sending parents 30 text messages over the course of the academic year. Raj Chande also writes about the results on the BIT blog.
Read the Guardian article and the BIT blog article