Readiness Roadmap

From math and reading to life skills, here’s what’s expected in each grade so you can partner with your child’s teacher and support learning at home.

Readiness Roadmap
Readiness Roadmap
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Want to know how your child is progressing with grade-level skills?

Try the Readiness Check! Like a game, your child answers 3-5 questions in math and reading, and you get fun (free) videos and activities to support skills needed for this year.

Start the Readiness Check here >>

Did You Know?

9 in 10 parents believe their child is  at or above grade level. Yet, according to national data about one-fourth of students are achieving at that level*.

From Parents 2022 Hidden in Plain Sight: A Way Forward for Equity Centered Family Engagement

*NAEP 8th grade math, Nation’s Report Card, 2022

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Know What’s Expected

Parents want to know what their child is expected to do to be on grade level. Use this tool to get the best grade-level resources from trusted experts like Khan Academy, GreatSchools.org, and more.

Choose a grade

Then select a resource

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Social and Emotional
Skills by Age

Not all kids develop at the same pace. But there are some milestones you can expect your child to meet around a certain age. See this list of social and emotional milestones at different ages.

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PINPOINT THEIR STRENGTHS

PINPOINT THEIR STRENGTHS

Use this Character Strengths Finder with your child to zero in on their strengths and areas for growth – like learning from mistakes, working hard, and other life skills.

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PROMOTE LEARNING

PROMOTE LEARNING

How do you help your child approach both struggles and strengths? Try this Growth Mindset Kit and help your child see that hard work leads to success.

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Expressing Emotions

Expressing Emotions

In order to understand and deal with emotions positively, it’s important for children to recognize and name their feelings. Get ideas from these 'Parenting Minutes' videos.

Watch the videos here »
HELP WITH TOUGH TOPICS

HELP WITH TOUGH TOPICS

We all struggle with what to do and say during tough parenting situations. Use these helpful cues from GreatSchools for issues ranging from positive discipline, organization skills, to getting homework done, and more.

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Chart Your Route...Together!

Students, parents, and teachers want to build teamwork and trust.

Stay in Touch with the Teacher

Teachers say the #1 way to know how your child is progressing is to be in regular contact. Let your child’s teacher know the best way to be in touch with you. Don’t be afraid to ask questions if you’re not clear on what to do.

Plan For College

Do you worry about paying for college? The good news is that there is help. In fact, most full-time students receive some sort of financial aid. Use these 5 resources to start the planning process now to reduce stress later.

  1. Learn about the power of savings
  2. Make a plan for before and after college
  3. Use a Financial Aid Checklist
  4. Complete the FAFSA
  5. Make the most of middle school

Plan For College

Do you worry about paying for college? The good news is that there is help. In fact, most full-time students receive some sort of financial aid. Use these 5 resources to start the planning process now to reduce stress later.

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Learning Tools

Find helpful resources to support ‘life skills’ (academic, social, and emotional learning.)

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