Tips & Facts
You are the expert on your child. Share your insights about their interests, strengths, and needs with their teachers to help them best connect with your child.
Start the school year by asking your child’s teacher what’s expected of your child this year and how you can help at home.
Teachers say the best way to know how your child is progressing is to be in regular touch with the teacher. Keep the communication going throughout the school year. (Hint: you don’t have to wait until parent/teacher conferences or report card time).
Nearly 9 in 10 parents believe their child is at or above grade level. However, according to national data, just over 1/3 of our students are at grade level. By looking at multiple measures-- including grades, classwork, your own observations, and teacher feedback-- you can get a more complete picture of your child’s progress.
Making connections between school and home is critical to a child’s success academically and socially. When parents are involved in their children’s education, their children are likely to do better in school and demonstrate more positive behavior.