KIRKLEES Council is aiming to teach parents how vital their support is to helping children succeed in exams.
Research shows that parental support is eight times more important to a child's academic success than social class or income.
As Key Stage 2 and GCSE exams approach, the council is hoping to highlight parents' roles as part of its three-year scheme to raise childrens' exam achievement.
The scheme will see the council invest £2.5m in measures such as providing healthy brain-boosting pre-exam snacks for students.
However, the council knows it can only do so much and needs parents to get involved.
Dr Leon Feinstein, of the London School of Economics, has researched the effect of parental involvement on achievement.
He said: "Interested parents make a huge difference."
Parents can help their children stay organised, relaxed and healthy during their exams.
Ways of doing this include reading revision materials with their children, helping plan revision timetables, talking about what children have learnt or getting children to `teach' what they have learnt.
Ensuring that children take regular breaks from study, eat properly and get plenty of sleep is also important.
Posters, radio campaigns and text-messaging services will all be offering parents advice on how to help.
There will also be `parent support events' held by the council at venues throughout Kirklees.
A free bus service will be available to transport parents to and from the events.
The support evenings will be held at Holmfirth Phoenix Centre on April 13 from 7pm to 8.30pm; Deighton Centre on April 14 from 7pm to 8.30pm; Huddersfield Town Hall on April 18 from 7pm to 8.30pm; and Rawthorpe High School on April 26 from 7pm to 8.30pm.
For further details visit www.succeed.org.uk.