Help Your Child Succeed
Making the Most of your Parent-Teacher ConferenceQuestions to Ask at a Parent-Teacher Conference
If you want to help your child at each level of his or her educational journey, take advantage of parent-teacher conferences during the school year. Think of some questions and concerns you may have, write them down before your meeting, and bring that list with you to the meeting. Keep track of your child’s schoolwork to help you with your questions. You are in a position to share important information as well as ask questions. Remember, you can share and should talk to your child’s teacher throughout the year.
Questions To Ask for Students in All Grades
1. Is my child performing at grade level?
2. What are my child’s strengths and weaknesses in major subjects - reading, math, and science?
3. How much time should my child spend on homework?
4. Are my child’s assignments completed accurately and ontime?
5. Does the school have special programs to meet my child’s needs?
6. Does my child have special learning needs? Are there special classes my child should be in?
7. Do you keep a folder of my child’s work? If yes, could you review it with me?
8. Does my child have close friends? How well does my child get along with the other students?
9. What can we do at home to support classroom learning?
10. What is the best way to keep in touch with you?