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Recent update from the 2008 standards include:
1. Focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
2. An expanded approach to student success to include the whole child development
3. More clearly defined roles for PTA and School leaders.

Family-School Partnership is a National PTA campaign to build awareness about the critical link between family involvement and student success.


PTA’s Six National Standards for Family-School Partnerships provide a framework for strengthening this link.


Each year, Alabama PTA gives awards to PTAs that have provided outstanding results in each of the Six National Standards.

Get to know the National Standards for Family-School Partnerships by exploring the definitions, goals and indicators for each of the six tenets, as well as what has changed since the 2008 version.

PTA National Standards Overview

PTA National Standards Overview (español)

Discover what the National Standards for Family-School Partnerships look like in action and assess your own school community’s implementation of PTA’s National Standards.

School Leader Rubric

Explore National PTA’s family engagement focused policy asks to learn how you can advocate for stronger family-school partnerships nationwide.

Strengthening Family-School Partnerships through Education Policy

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