Resources to Support Learning

Parent and Educator Partnerships

Understanding Learning Standards

By working together as a team, parents and educators can give children the best, most well-rounded education. Your child’s educators are dedicated to their success, and you can collaborate with them. Parents often ask how they may support their child. The National Education Association website offers a list of tips and activities to support your child’s education goals, seen below. With these ideas, you can actively engage your child in their learning and complement their educators’ work. 

  • Pay close attention to weekly folders and communications from the school.
  • Read frequently with your child, and encourage nonfiction as well as fiction.
  • Play math games with your child to support their math fluency.
  • Review their homework to ensure that it’s complete and correct.
  • Ask your child questions about what they’re learning.
  • When your child talks about assessment, ask about the focus of the assessment and how they felt about their results. How will they use the results to inform their growth?
  • Talk to school administrators for additional supportive resources for your child, or if you think they need more help.
  • Watch documentary programs with your child. Turn the closed-captioning on so they can read the words, too.
  • Visit the OSPI website to learn more about what your specific education standards are and how they’re implemented.

This page last updated on August 14, 2020. Please contact Karen Allen with comments.