In It Together: Parents, Students, and Teachers Engaged in Improving Learning

Monroe Elementary School, West Valley City, Utah

Students at Monroe Elementary School in West Valley City, Utah, are just as involved in monitoring their academic progress as their teachers and parents. Monroe Elementary successfully relies on data to improve teachers' effectiveness in teaching and supporting the individual needs of each child.

Student Education Plan conferences bring together students, teachers, and parents to review student data, and they have been invaluable in allowing students to set education goals to work on throughout the year. The school also provides a Family Literacy Program to Spanish-speaking parents, who attend English classes and learn side by side with their children.

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