Today, Avantpage Translations and School Innovations & Advocacy (SI&A) released a special report on ways that properly and accurately translated documents-not just the ones required by law-can enhance relationships and overall results for schools.

Research shows conclusively that parent involvement in their children’s education improves student achievement. In particular, children from low-income and culturally and racially diverse families-students most often affected by racial and ethnic “achievement gaps”-benefit from increased involvement.

Schools are searching for ways to close these achievement gaps-and translation is a cost-effective solution that should be explored. It’s easy to see how school districts can realize higher rates of participation and improved results when they speak the community’s language.

The complete report can be downloaded here. Avantpage continues to address the linguistic issues that affect education in California and around the country.