Spring 5-2016

Document Type

Capstone Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Liberal Studies


This project examined how crucial parental involvement is to a child’s academic achievement and the importance and positive impact that the Common Core State Standards cover in school. The researcher worked with a seventh and eighth grade English Language Arts teacher. The teacher worked on implementing the Common Core State Standards in the classroom, and was able to help find the best way to reach the parent community. The project entailed quarterly newsletters, as well as a parent pamphlet that provided information on how parents can become more involved in their child’s academics and what the Common Core State Standards are. The parent pamphlets will be given to the school’s main office and the teacher will send home the newsletters beginning at the start of the new school year. The project will encourage parents to become more involved and think positively of the new Common Core State Standards.