TAPP para Familias Latinas

TAPP para Familias Latinas is using the TAPP intervention to support partnerships between Latino families and schools. We invite you to bring TAPP para Familias Latinas to your school.

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About TAPP para Familias Latinas


Scope

The study will include 270 K-5 Latino children and their families, as well as teachers from 90 elementary school classrooms.


How it’s conducted

Participating teachers will be assigned to one of two groups: a comparison group or a TAPP intervention group. Teachers in both groups will identify one to three Latino students whose families may be interested in participating.

After eligible families enroll, teachers in the TAPP group will participate in four structured meetings with parent(s) and a consultant to:

  • Identify and prioritize the student’s strengths
  • Set goals and develop strategies
  • Implement a joint plan at home and school
  • Evaluate the plan and monitor the student’s progress

Teachers in both groups will participate in eight classroom observations and two surveys per enrolled student.

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Goals


Promote the academic and behavioral success of Latino students

Promote

Promote the academic and behavioral success of Latino students

Enhance parent and teacher ability to support Latino students

Enhance

Enhance parent and teacher ability to support Latino students

Strengthen relationships between Latino students’ families and their schools

Strengthen

Strengthen relationships between Latino students’ families and their schools

What Teachers Need to Know


It all starts with a visit from the TAPP research team. During this in-person visit, the team will share information about the study with interested teachers. After enrolling, teachers will participate in one of two groups:

Group A - TAPP Intervention Group
Group B - Comparison Group

Identify and Inform
Group A and Group B

Both groups will identify Latino students who face behavioral and academic challenges.

Teachers will provide information about:

  • Students’ behaviors and learning
  • Their classroom practices
  • Relationships with parents

TAPP Intervention
Group A

Group A teachers will participate in the intervention process with a TAPP consultant and the student’s parent(s). This intervention process will include three to four meetings that last approximately 45 to 60 minutes.

During these meetings, teachers, parents and a TAPP consultant will:

  • Identify and prioritize the student’s strengths and challenges
  • Set goals and develop strategies
  • Implement a joint plan at home and school
  • Evaluate the plan and monitor the student’s progress

Classroom Observation
Group A and Group B

Both groups of teachers will have approximately eight classroom sessions observed by a TAPP team member, who will be collecting information about participating Latino students and monitoring their behavior.

Observations are scheduled and completed according to teacher preference and proximity:

  • In person: TAPP team member sits in the classroom to make observations.
  • Video recording: Classroom session is video recorded and shared with TAPP team member.

Survey
Group A and Group B

Teachers will be asked to complete two surveys per student during the study. These surveys assess teaching practices, parental engagement and students’ behaviors. Survey details:

  • Surveys take approximately 45 minutes per student
  • Surveys are completed online and can be started and stopped as necessary
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Compensation


Teachers and parents will be compensated for participating. Stipends are paid in $50 increments and delivered throughout the study.


Stipend Amounts
Group A Group B
Teachers – $300 Teachers – $150
Parents – $200 Parents – $150

Additional compensation opportunities

In year two, teachers are invited to participate in two additional surveys per enrolled student. For each survey completed, teachers earn an extra $50—a total of $100 per student. The research team will also follow up with the student’s new teacher and provide the same opportunity for survey completion and compensation.

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Resources


Testimonials Video
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TAPP para Familias Latinas Booklet

About TAPP para Familias Latinas
TAPP para Familias Latinas Brochure

Next Steps


Hello, and thank you for your interest in TAPP para Familias Latinas! My name is Kristen Derr, and I’m the project manager for the study.

Getting started with TAPP is easy.

First, the TAPP research team will visit your school and meet with interested teachers. We’ll share details of the study and the TAPP process, as well as answer any questions.

From there, we’ll identify potential families and meet with them one-on-one to discuss the study and determine eligibility.


To get started, contact Kristen or complete the following form and a member of our team will contact you as soon as possible.
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About TAPP para Familias Latinas

Kristen Derr

Project Manager
TAPP para Familias Latinas
(402) 472-4875
kderr3@unl.edu