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Information to Support Families of High School Students
During Spring 2014 Parent-Teacher Conferences
As part of the Common Core, students are reading books with more difficult language and spending more time writing. When students share their opinions, teachers are asking them more often to use evidence to back up their points. In math class, students are developing relevant skills they will be able to apply in future courses and jobs. As students advance through their education and become more independent, these skills will be critical to their success.
In 2014, high school Regents exams will begin to assess these skills, starting with current 9th grade students. These new tests will help educators by showing where students are on the path to graduating from high school ready for college and careers. This information can be used to help schools broaden students’ options for the future—not to punish students, teachers, or schools. With time and support, students can meet this higher bar.
To support you in learning about how the Common Core affects your child, please see the suggested questions below to use during parent-teacher conferences. Additional resources to learn more about the Common Core in New York City schools and how you can support your student at home are available by going to NYC.gov, searching for “Common Core Parent Resources,” and clicking on the Common Core Library.
Suggested Questions and Topics for Families to Discuss During Parent-Teacher Conferences
What is my child expected to learn, know, and do at this grade level?
What are the big projects my child will be doing in your class this year? Throughout the year, how will I know if my child is meeting grade level expectations?
What do the Common Core standards look like this year in the classroom? What will they mean for my child?
What does my child do well and what does he or she struggle with? Can you give me examples?
If my child needs extra support or wants to learn more about a subject, are there resources to help his or her learning outside the classroom? Can you give me examples?
Is my child happy at school? How does my child get along with classmates and adults?
Does my child participate in class discussions and activities? What would make my child more effective in doing his/her work?
What can I do at home to reinforce what my child is learning at school?
Are there ways that I can help you in the classroom or the school?
What are some additional questions I should ask to find out about my child’s work and progress?
Ø Progress What do you see as my child’s strengths? What do you see as my child’s areas for growth? Is my child on track to meet grade level standards by the end of the year?
Ø Work samples and assessments Can I see examples of my child’s work? What is the rubric that you use to assess my child’s progress? What assessment system do you use?
Ø Support learning at home What can I do at home to extend my child’s learning? Are there programs or services in the community that could also help my child?
Ø Support learning at school How will you challenge my child? How will you support my child when he or she needs help? What other resources are available at the school to support my child?
Ø Your thoughts about your child Share your own thoughts and feelings about your child. Share what you see as your child’s strengths and areas for growth. Tell the teacher any important information that might help him or her understand your child including strengths, challenges, and interests. Explain where you think your child needs more support.
Next Steps After the Conference
ü Make a plan for how you will support your child’s progress
ü Schedule a time to follow up with the teacher about your child’s progress
ü Talk with your child about the conference; share how you will be helping him or her with learning at home.
Parent Surveys are Due April 11th
All surveys are being mailed home in the family's Home Language.
The NYC School Survey helps educators and the public understand what key members of the school community say about the learning environment at the school.
The survey is the source of community input in the school accountability process.
The survey is a valuable method for identifying your concerns and acknowledgements of our school’s performance. As such, your honest feedback encouraged.
The survey is confidential. No one at the school or the Department of Education will ever see your responses.
All parents receive a paper survey and may also take the survey online at www.nycschoolsurvey.org.
If you have lost your paper survey, please call the survey hotline at 1-800-690-8603 to obtain your access code and take the survey online.
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