Encourage teachers to be transparent about any missed material from 2019-2020 and invite parents into the solution. 70% of parents (and 75% of Hispanic and African American parents) want to know what material their child is missing at the end of the 2019-2020 and how their school plans to make up that material (Learning Heroes, 2020).

What can this look like in flexible and remote learning environments?

  • One-on-one conversations with parents to discuss instruction that was not covered in the previous year, and any beginning of year test results. 
  • Have a goal-setting family meeting to set goals and identify what the teacher, student, and family will do to meet them.
  • Share assessment data with parents individually. In addition to helping schools plan, EdNavigator highlights this is an important time for teachers to share and discuss test scores with parents.