Parent Resources to Support Your Child's Learning
Understanding Learning Standards
- Your Child's Progress short handouts that broadly cover state learning standards and testing in grades K-12.
- Washington State K-12 Learning Standards define what all students need to know and be able to do at each grade level.
- Milestones Videos show students demonstrating what success looks like in reading, writing and math in grades K-8.
- National PTA Four-Page Parent Guides to the Common Core explain what students should know and be able to do at each grade level (available in English and Spanish).
- Top 8 Questions Parents Ask Teachers is a Q&A resource authored by Student Achievement Partners' Core Advocate teachers.
- Parent Roadmaps for each grade and subject by Council of Great City Schools Math ELA
Supporting your Child
- Be a Learning Hero allows parents to search by state, grade and subject to find homework support resources.
- Raise the Bar Parents provides parents with educational 'check ups' they can give their students to see if they're making progress toward meeting the Standards. The site also includes resources to help students improve.
- Growth Mindset Growth Mindset for Parents Edutopia-Resources for Teaching Growth Mindset
- Develop Resilience
- Khan Academy offers free supportive materials from Kindergarten to College-level math, arts, science and beyond.
Understanding Assessment Results
- Understand Your Child's Score state score information by Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.
- Interactive Test Score Guide plug in test scores to learn how to support next steps.
- WCAP Portal for Families including practice test.
- ReadyWA parent guides for Washington Learning Standards and Assessments
Other Supportive Resources
- OSPI Family Resources, Parent Guides, and Resources for Parent and Family Engagement
- North Central Regional Library online resources to support learning. Get your free Library Card today!
- NWEA Parent Toolkit created by NWEA as a resource and guide for parents. It includes Frequently Asked Questions, The Lexile Framework for Reading, Tips for Parents, Web Sites for Kids and Parents, and Commonly Used Terms. NWEA hopes you find this toolkit helpful and invites you to have conversations with your school district personnel about NWEA’s assessment tools. The toolkit is available in Spanish, too.
- Your Reading Path use this resource to find books in your child's RIT score range or age.
- Ready, Set, Grad for grades 6-12+, a resource to find, pay for, and complete the education path that’s right for you or the student in your life.
- COLLEGE KNOWLEGE supporting students in grades 9-12, 23 different electronic handouts cover six chapter topics: All About College & Career; Getting Ready; College Bound Scholarship; Paying for College; Applying for College; and Enrolling in College. Each handout tackles a specific subtopic and can be used flexibly as an additional student resource to compliment your college and career programming.
- WSAC provides strategic planning, oversight, and advocacy to support increased student success and higher levels of educational attainment in Washington.
Learning Outside of the Classroom
- Every Kid in a Park 4th Graders can take their family to see America’s natural wonders and historic sites for free.
- Ski or Ride Free! 5th Graders are offered free a beginner lesson, beginner lift ticket, and rental package at Mission Ridge, and seven other regional ski areas offer free 3-day passes.
This page last updated on March 13, 2018. Please contact Karen Allen with comments.