Helping make parents an equal partner in improving learning outcomes of their children
“True school reform will always begin with an increase in parental involvement in education. It has been proven time and time again that parents who invest time and place value on their child’s education will have children who are more successful in school”, says Educational Leader, Derrick Meador in his article – Effective Strategies to Increase Parental Involvement in Education. Educational research has enough evidence around the fact that families have a major influence on their children’s attendance and achievement in school.
For children to grow into capable, responsible adults they need conducive and stimulating learning environments not just at school but also outside of it, at home and in the community. This would mean schools informing parents about what and how their child is learning and parents providing adequate support to children in their home-work.
In India, children spend anywhere between 800 – 1000 hours in a year at school which amounts to less than 20% of their annual time. Hence what they do in the 80% out-of school time will have a greater impact on their learning outcomes and progress in school.
Class Saathi understands that to make learning more children-centric, the first step would be to bridge the gap between parents and the school.
The Class Saathi parent app provides a daily report to parents on their child’s everyday performance at school in quizzes for each subject and also notifies them about any badges that the child receives. Parents also receive a real-time notification about their child’s attendance. Children have the option to review and revise quizzes already conducted in the classroom on their parent’s mobile. Parents also receive a monthly personalized summary on their child’s overall performance at school and it highlights the child’s strength. Not just this, the app also suggests additional learning material and practice tools for children to work on, thus making learning more personalized for each child.
The Class Saathi app thus creates a continuous loop of learning with the child at the center and the school and parents being equally invested in its learning and progress.