Readiness Roadmap

Readiness Roadmap
Readiness Roadmap
Readiness Roadmap
What is the Readiness Roadmap?
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What is the Readiness Roadmap?

You want the best for your child but the path forward isn’t always clear. The Readiness Roadmap is your guide to help along the way — from seeing how your child is progressing with grade level skills, to how you can support life skills, to starting the college financing process, and more.

The Readiness Roadmap was created in response to our national survey that asked parents what they want and need when it comes to their child’s success in school and life.

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*Parents 2018: Going Beyond Good Grades
**Scholastic Teacher and Principal School Report, 2016

How is your child progressing?

According to our national survey, 90% of parents believe their child is performing at or above grade level.*

What percentage of teachers say students start the school year prepared for grade-level work?** (Use the Readiness Check to see how your child is progressing!)

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Know What’s Expected

How can you make sure your child is on track? We’ve got your back.
Use this tool to know what’s expected this year and how you can help at home! Find some of the best grade-level resources from trusted experts like National PTA, Scholastic, GreatSchools, and more.

Choose a Grade

Then select a resource

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Ensure Emotional Health & Happiness

Do you worry about your child’s emotional health or happiness? You are not alone. More than half of parents say they worry about this. By knowing what to look for, you can help promote important life skills that will help your child in and out of school. Check out these useful age-specific resources.

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Identify Strengths

Identify Strengths

Use this Character Strengths Finder to help zero in on your child’s 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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Screen Time

Screen Time

Worried about all that screen time? Use this guide from Common Sense Media to find movies and TV shows that help build character development.

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Helpful Cues

Helpful Cues

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

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Chart Your Route...Together!

Students, parents, and teachers are partners on the road to success.

Maximize Teacher Time

The majority of K-8 parents talk to their child’s teacher at least once a month. And, teachers say the best way to know how your child is progressing is to be in regular contact. Ask your child’s teacher what’s the best way to stay in touch. You can use these resources to help you get the most out of that time together.

Plan For College

Our national survey revealed that among parents’ top concerns was 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 steps and resources to start the planning process now to reduce stress later.

  1. Learn about the Power of Savings
  2. Make a Plan
  3. Consult the College Planning Checklist
  4. Explore your Financial Options
  5. Make the Most of Middle School

Plan For College

Our national survey revealed that among parents’ top concerns was 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 steps and resources to start the planning process now to reduce stress later.

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