Inspiring in everyone a passion to excel
Inspiring in everyone a passion to excel

Community Unit School District 200

130 West Park Avenue, Wheaton, IL 60189

P: 630.682.2000 F: 630.682.2227

Preparing and Supporting Your Child
  • Discuss the new tests with your child. Make sure he or she is not afraid or anxious going into the new tests.
  • With an older child, explain that the new assessments were created to ensure he or she is on track to succeed after graduation and to identify any issues early enough to give more support where it is needed. 
  • Explain to your child that the tests will initially be more challenging. Tell your child you have high expectations and that you are there to help every step of the way.
  • Review test results with your child, taking time to discuss areas of strength and areas where there is room for improvement. Bring the teacher into the discussion as needed. 
  • Provide a quiet, comfortable place for studying at home and make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep before a test. 
  • Read all comments written by the teacher on classroom lessons and tests. Ask teachers to explain anything that is unclear and discuss how you can best work together to address any concerns. 
  • Monitor your child’s progress. If your child needs extra help or wants to learn more about a subject, work with his or her teacher to identify opportunities for tutoring, after-school clubs, or other resources.
  • Understand that a single test score does not represent all that your child can or cannot do. It is a snapshot only. Assessment scores are useful but should not be the only factor in determining a child’s academic growth.
  • Meet with your child’s teacher as often as possible to discuss your child’s progress. Ask for activities to do at home to help your child prepare for tests and to improve your child’s proficiency in skills called for in the CCSS.
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