This post was originally published one year ago, but we wanted to dust it off for the start of the school year. Enjoy!
When students and parents are sent text messages on a regular basis, student achievement improves.
As if you needed additional reasons to reach out to parents, a recent study released by Queen’s University in Belfast (in partnership with the Education Endowment Foundation) studied the effects of schools regularly texting parents and students.
- Students experienced about one month’s of additional Math & English growth compared with their peers who weren’t involved in the study
- Students who were part of the student had lower truancy rates
- Schools embraced the concept because it was relatively high impact and low cost
- Parents also embraced the concept and enjoyed the outcomes
The full study is available here. You should read it because it outlines what they did that works.
So, if 1:1 messaging is shown to work, it begs the question… why aren’t you doing this?