Research Briefs

Our research briefs provide practical, research-based tips for teachers, counselors, and school leaders on a variety of topics.


Middle School Transition Research Brief by OSU

Partnering with Families for the Middle School Transition

This paper written by Ohio’s Statewide Family Engagement Center is for administrators, counselors, and teachers, 4th through 7th grade, looking to improve their strategies for partnering with families in order to facilitate and support early adolescents’ transition to middle school.


Partnering with Families for Early Language and Literacy Research Brief Cover Page

Partnering with Families for Early Language and Literacy

This paper written by Ohio’s Statewide Family Engagement Center is for early childhood educators looking to improve their strategies for partnering with families for children’s language and literacy development. This is the second edition (July 2021) of this paper.


Cover School Family Engagement with Grandfamilies in Mind paper

School Family Engagement with Grandfamilies in Mind

This paper written by Ohio’s Statewide Family Engagement Center will increase an educator’s awareness of grandparents raising their grandchildren (i.e., grandfamilies). When implemented, the tips and strategies contained in this brief can increase home and school connections, a sense of belonging and the capacity of grandfamilies and educators.


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Partnering with Families for Middle School Career Exploration

This paper written by Ohio’s Statewide Family Engagement Center is for school personnel who contribute to the career development of middle school students, grades 6 through 8. Utilizing a family engagement framework, the strategies and tips contained in this brief can contribute to successful career outcomes of students.


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