State School Board lists five key factors in student achievement

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  • mominthetrenches South Jordan, Utah
    Dec. 3, 2013 11:20 p.m.

    It's so true. Maybe parental involvement isn't mentioned because there isn't a way to quantify or force parents to be accountable...some parents are not, never will be bothered with helping their children with school work. My question is how would you suggest enforcing parental involvement?

  • kiddsport Fairview, UT
    Nov. 27, 2013 10:04 a.m.

    I agree with Kings Court that parental involvement is the single most important factor in student achievement. I would add that dual parental involvement is the next most important factor. Then I would put personal accountability third. Everything else is noise.

  • Kings Court Alpine, UT
    Nov. 22, 2013 8:10 p.m.

    I'm quite shocked that nothing was mentioned about parental involvement and support. In my research, that is the single most important determinant in predicting student success at school.

  • birder Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 22, 2013 6:29 p.m.

    This is all fine and good, but as a teacher with over 30 years of experience, there is domething big missing. The constant push for data-driven instruction is killing motivation for a lot of kids. Everything is geared toward testing and more testing. The things that are rewarding for kids are being squeezed right out. There is no time. It leaves kids disliking school. Data is not the end-all golden ticket. The key is having some time to build relationship and motivation so that kids will want to learn.