“X Factor” for College Readiness: Parent Involvement


High school coursework and good grades play a significant role in college readiness, but they aren’t the only factors. 

Other student and school characteristics can affect preparedness, including Parent Involvement.

Students and teachers aren’t the only ones involved in the college readiness equation. Parents who are involved in their child’s education can be a strong and positive influence on the student’s academic achievement and postsecondary plans. However, unless parents have the information and knowledge they need, it is difficult for them to help their children explore, plan, and make the successful transition from high school to college.

Studies show that parents, particularly those who did not attend college, often do not have the necessary tools, information, and resources to assist their children with college planning. By providing parents with planning resources and timely information, schools are empowering parents and increasing the likelihood that their children will attend college.

Learn more in one of our latest eBooks, The “X Factors” of College Readiness. Other “X Factors” in the eBook include:

  • Student Motivation and Goals
  • Social Engagement
  • Perceptions of Education
  • Economic and Cultural Makeup of Student Body
  • Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)

By paying close attention to these “X Factors,” your school can help students become more ready for college, and set them up for a lifetime of success.

eBook: The X Factors of College Readiness