This action research study explores the impact of family engagement on student achievement using three family/student pairs. Family involvement has an impact on student learning and achievement throughout the school year. Taking a look at how a family’s involvement in their student’s learning plays a part on the achievement the student has throughout the school year. Previous writing scores were used to compare the growth made within a three-month period after the families worked with students to give feedback through a classroom communication app. Families were able to work at home to give feedback while their students were in class for quick response time and authenticity. The teacher/researcher coached families on how to give accurate feedback that would help students grow and feel successful.

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Christina Hall teaches in the metropolitan Kansas City area at the first and second grade elementary levels. She holds a Bachelors of Arts in Elementary Education and a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from Northwest Missouri State University. She has a passion for teaching with trauma sensitive practices in the classroom and for helping students learn to regulate their strong emotions.

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