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The Parent-Teacher Conference: 5 Must-Ask Questions

by Cindy Bond

In order to help your child have a successful school year, you need to know what is expected of her, academically, from now until June. You can find out by asking some questions. Take this list with you to your next parent-teacher conference. And don't forget to take notes!

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What skills and knowledge will my child be expected to master this year?


  • What will my child learn this year in key subjects like math, science, history, and English?

  • Are there challenging academic standards in place at this school, and how do they compare with those at other school districts? May I see them?

  • How do you inform students about the academic standards they're expected to meet? What kind of projects and assignments have you planned that will help my child meet higher academic standards?

Next: How will my child be evaluated?

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