Leveraging Parents : The Impact of High-Frequency Information on Student Achievement ∗

@inproceedings{Bergman2017LeveragingP,
  title={Leveraging Parents : The Impact of High-Frequency Information on Student Achievement ∗},
  author={Peter Sturmthal Bergman and Eric S. Chan},
  year={2017}
}
We partner text-messaging technology with school information systems to automate the gathering and provision of high-frequency information on students’ academic progress to parents. In an experiment across 22 schools, we use this technology to send weekly automated messages to parents about their child’s missed assignments, grades, and class absences. We pre-specified five primary outcomes. The intervention reduces course failures by 38%, increases class attendance by 17% and increases… CONTINUE READING

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