ERIC Number: ED453937
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Strengthening Your Child's Academic Future.
Education Excellence Partnership, Washington, DC.
In classrooms across America, academic standards are being raised. This brochure is intended to help parents understand the importance of higher academic standards and to provide questions that parents can ask teachers and administrators to learn what they need to know about the expectations at their children's school. The brochure first defines higher standards and highlights how children can become "academically fit" for the future. A sampling of academic work from schools where high standards are already in place is then presented for 2nd grade writing and English, 4th grade reading, 7th grade math, 8th grade history, high school science, high school English, 8th grade math, and 8th grade science. The brochure then offers suggestions for creating a regular dialogue with the child's teacher, and presents questions to ask in five areas: (1) "What skills and knowledge will my child be expected to master this year?"; (2) "How will my child be evaluated?"; (3) "What can I do to stay more involved in my child's academic progress?"; (4) "How do you accommodate differences in learning?"; and (5) "How are students prepared for further learning after high school?" Additional questions to ask if the child is in high school are included. The brochure concludes with suggested activities to reinforce learning at home in the areas of reading/writing, math, social studies, science, and the arts. A list of sources on academic standards is included. (HTH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Children, Elementary School Students, Family School Relationship, Parent School Relationship, Parent Student Relationship, Performance Factors, Secondary School Students
ED Pubs, P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Education Association, Washington, DC.; National Governors' Association, Washington, DC.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.; Achieve, Inc., Washington, DC.; American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC.; National Alliance of Business, Inc., Washington, DC.; Chamber of Commerce of the United States, Washington, DC.; Business Roundtable, Washington, DC.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Excellence Partnership, Washington, DC.