Helping Your Child

Ready for the Test

The National PTA, in conjunction with Learning Heroes, has released the Family Playbook, featuring tips and practice tests to help parents work with their children ensure they are ready and confident for their tests. Also, The Readiness Roadmap Toolkit has interactive guides for parents to get the most out of parent-teacher conferences, grade-by-grade expectations for learning, how to plan for their child's college years, and much more. Visit website >

Academic Tips and Guides

The Parent Toolkit was designed by NBC News Education Nation and Pearson to help parents and caregivers navigate their child’s holistic development and journey from pre-kindergarten through high school. It is designed to help track and support a child’s progress at each stage in academics, social & emotional development, and health & wellness. Visit website >

Knowing What to Expect

Your Child’s PARCC Score: 5 Things To Remember by Peggy McLeod

Peggy McLeod, Deputy Vice President, Education and Workforce Development, for National Council of La Raza provides her perspective on what parents can expect from their child's PARCC score report. Download PDF >

New Video: Understanding the Score Report

Teachers walk through the score report step-by-step.  They let parents know what to expect and provide tips on how they can support their child. Watch the video >