The Illinois State Board of Education works to ensure that every student is prepared to succeed in careers
and postsecondary education. When families, schools and communities partner in promoting learning and healthy
development for all children, school thrive and student outcomes increase. Research indicates that when parents
are engaged with their children's education, whether in school or at home, students do better academically. In
an effort to strengthen family-school partnerships, over the past year and a half, ISBE has been coordinating
across divisions to develop a shared framework guide for engaging families.
The ISBE Family Engagement Framework Guide is a tool for ISBE, school districts, and schools to use in developing
and expanding school-family partnerships to support improved student learning and healthy development outcomes.
This resource brings together research, promising practices, and a consolidation of key program requirements to
provide districts, schools, and families with tools to assist with planning, implementation, and evaluation of family
View ISBE's Family Engagement Framework Guide
ISBE is asking for the feedback of parents, school and district personnel, community organizations, and other
education partners. Please click on the link below to view the draft framework. Once you have viewed the framework,
please click on the survey link, to provide your feedback.
Go to Survey