Fall 2017


Capstone Project

Degree Name



Laura Halldin

Content Expert

Jane Riordan


The research question addressed in this project was, how can families, students, and school staff come together to engage in authentic partnership through Partnerships for Academic Success (PAS) meetings? The project details the author’s work implementing Partnerships for Academic Success (PAS) meetings schoolwide. During these meetings, families receive data about their individual students, as well as anonymous data for the entire class or grade. After an exploration of this data, families learn an activity that can be done at home to practice the skill that was assessed, and work with their students to set a goal that is revisited at conferences and at future PAS meetings. These meetings were influenced by Dr. Maria Paredes’s research with Academic Parent-Teacher Teams. The author explores the literature related to the benefits of family involvement, as well as barriers to creating school-family partnerships. She describes the successes and challenges of implementing PAS meetings. Based on these schoolwide PAS meetings, the author created a guide and set of resources for teachers to use when planning PAS meetings in the future.

Project Type

Staff Resources


Community Building, Parent Involvement, Staff Development, Teachers/ Teaching

Included in

Education Commons