Parental involvement for my special ed students is sorely lacking, but I have noticed, in the school as a whole, the parents are mostly focused on grades. Active learning and exploration does not have to negatively affect grades at all if the teachers are creative. And, even though our teachers are more focused on the things you describe, our benchmarking scores aren’t dropping either. I’m not sure yet what will happen on the PARCC yet, but I’m not one to place much value in standardized testing, anyway.
Love the graphic! Creativity and grit are, in my opinion, some of the most important skills we need to build when it comes to preparing our students for the future.