Chapter 2: Use the Framework to Reach School Goals

Stories from the Field

This chapter describes how the framework of six types of involvement is implemented in practice to improve schools’ partnership climate and to increase student success. Twelve activities from preschools and elementary, middle, and high schools illustrate how schools in diverse communities are using the research-based processes described in the Handbook to strengthen goal-linked practices of family and community engagement. Supplementary charts report other engagement activities and the challenges they aimed to solve. The examples are a few of hundreds of good ideas in annual books of Promising Partnership Practices available at

Read Chapter 2 to explore activities conducted by schools that used prior editions of the Handbook to strengthen a goal-linked program of family and community engagement.

No slides or activities from this chapter are on the Handbook  CD.

Visit and click on Success Stories for other school-based family and community engagement activities.