To get 4th grade parents involved in language arts assessment testing, leaders of the Poplar Citizenship Academy PTO in Buffalo, N.Y., invited them to attend a workshop at school with their children. Each parent-and-child pair was given the same section of the test to work on; when they were done, students were given a snack before heading back to class. Parents stayed behind for a wrap-up and pizza.

Poplar Citizenship Academy PTO, Buffalo, N.Y.