In the 2008-2009 school year, Beaverton School District (BSD) has 52 Schools sites, including option schools, serving close to 38,000 students with 91 different identified languages. Each year Beaverton Schools holds fall and spring Parent Teacher Conferences. Beaverton’s electric Student Information System (eSIS) records 3000 plus parents who have self-identified as non- English speaker who require interpretation during educational conferences.
Parent Teacher Conferences (PTC) is education meetings between teacher and individual students and their parents to discuss the student’s education goals and current education status. It normally include teacher going through student report cards and homework with parent, also working with student and their parent to set short and long term learning goals, such as optional program, graduation requirement or even carries college major choices. PTCs not only help keep students on track, they also help to build a bridge between schools and the home.
Huang, Wally; Liu, LiFeng; Kothapally, Srilatha; and Huang, Fei, "Beaverton School District Parent Teacher Conferences (Interpretation Request Optimization)" (2008). Engineering and Technology Management Student Projects. 1055.