Teachers and parents at Griffin Elementary School are teaming up for student success through a new initiative called Academic Parent Teacher Teams, or APTTs.
Held periodically throughout the school year, APTT events help inform parents on how their child is performing and the skills they need to master specific content areas. Parents are also taught how their students are assessed throughout the year and how they can help track progress at home.
“We all know that parents want the best for their child and want to help their child be successful, but the reality is that many parents don’t know what to do at home to help their child,” Griffin Principal Brandon Chandler said. “The goal of APTTs is to engage parents by giving them the tools and skills they need to help support the schools efforts in improving successful student outcomes.”
Mr. Chandler first implemented the program last year with 3rd grade parents and teachers. Results showed tremendous success with Griffin 3rd graders producing the highest STAAR math scores in the District.
“We also had a couple of students performing about two years below grade level when the first meeting was held with parents,” Chandler said. “Using the tools provided to parents and the support we provided at school, the students were able to meet grade level expectations as measured by STAAR in reading and one even mastering grade level expectations in math.”
APTTs are now administered across all grade levels at Griffin Elementary School.