Spring Ahead:

A clear path for your child’s success

Your child’s grades, the results of the upcoming state test, and your school’s report card are important pieces of the bigger picture.

Spring Ahead:
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Did you know…

Nationally, nearly half of all teachers say report card grades measure effort more than achievement.

What’s your child expected to know and do on the state test?

Select your state for your practice test.

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Sample Test Questions

Test questions range from traditional multiple-choice to interactive ones that ask your child to explain his or her reasoning.

  • Math

    David has 16 pennies in one jar and 94 pennies in another jar.

    He uses some of the pennies to buy a pencil that costs 25 cents. What is the total number of pennies David has left after he buys the pencil? Show your work.

    Answer: 85 pennies

     

    *Example elementary school question

  • English Language Arts

    Your child reads a passage about Celtic history.

    Summarize the author’s message about the Celtic people’s legacy.

    Use evidence from the text to support your answer.

     

    *Example middle school question

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How can you help your child spring ahead?

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Look at your state’s practice test.

Look at your state’s practice test.

Along with grades and class work, the state test is another way to see where your child needs more support. Tests can be nerve-racking—boost self-confidence by showing your child how to take on challenges.
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Stay connected with the teacher.

Stay connected with the teacher.

Teachers say the best way to know how your child is progressing is to be in regular contact. Ask the teacher how your child is doing with specific skills and share what you notice at home about their learning habits.
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Check out how your school is doing.

Check out how your school is doing.

Your state releases a report card for every school, which includes important information about your school’s performance such as academics, the learning environment, and more.
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Get a quick gut check.

Get a quick gut check.

Use the new Readiness Check to see your child’s progress and get skill specific videos, activities, and more to support math and reading at home.
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*Parents 2018: Going Beyond Good Grades
**Scholastic Teacher and Principal School Report, 2016

Know the Facts

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?**
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