AUSTIN, TX — May 21, 2019 —Livingtree, Inc., today announced the launch of The Family Efficacy Score™ (FES). Creator of Livingtree Engage platform, the private, safe, and secure community for teachers and families to engage in support of better learning outcomes for children announces a major advancement in family engagement that translates into better student learning outcomes.
The Family Efficacy Score™ (FES) allows districts, schools and teachers to measure the degree to which they are engaging with families in the learning lives of students and how that engagement translates into specific measurement of learning for students.
Dr. Steve Constantino, national expert in family engagement and Senior Vice President for Livingtree shares, “Educators continue to face significant pressure to raise student achievement. We know that family engagement is a direct conduit to improved learning. Now, with the Livingtree technology and the new Family Efficacy Score™, we can easily help all teachers engage every family and then watch that engagement translate into better learning for all students, especially those that struggle in school.”
Through Livingtree’s capacity-building professional development, teachers learn the necessary skills in family engagement strategies and then how to apply those strategies to technology. Family responses to teacher engagement posts are then measured and the FES is displayed to teachers in a simple, easily understood format. The system can also take the FES and compare it to targeted learning outcomes to show how the engagements with families are impacting that specific learning.
“Family efficacy is the bridge that connects family engagement to student learning,” said Gary Hensley, Livingtree CEO. “Promoting better family efficacy translates into better student achievement.”
To learn more about how your school district, school, or classroom can get access to Livingtree Engage, visit https://learn.livingtree.com/products/engage or call (512) 957-2313.
Founded in 2012, Livingtree’s mission is to improve the learning lives of students so they can succeed beyond the classroom. Through its family engagement platform Livingtree Engage, its fundraising platform Livingtree Give, and its teacher-based messaging app Livingtree Messenger, Livingtree aims to serve and connect school communities. The Livingtree Engage platform has been recognized by EdTech Digest as an Award Finalist for the 2019 Communication Solution, an Award Finalist for the 2018 Administrative Solution and Communication Solution, and as an Award Finalist for the 2017 Parent/Student Solution. Livingtree was also recognized for its work by the Stevie® Awards for Women in Business, as the 2016 Gold Community Involvement Program of the Year and 2016 Silver Smartphone App of the Year. https://learn.livingtree.com/