Please use the following categories to locate appropriate Natchitoches Parish Education information.
Five Resources to Help Parents Understand the Common Core
- Learning to Read the Core with Sarah Brown Wessling: Even though this webinar is for teachers, many parents have found it straightforward and accessible.
- PTA: Parent’s Guide to Student Success (available in Spanish too): These concise documents will give an overview of Common Core throughout the grades in parent-friendly terms.
- Parent Road Maps to the Common Core from Council of the Great City Schools: With more detail than the PTA guides, these maps — ELA and Math — hone in on some standards and offer ways to connect with them at home too.
- Frequently Asked Questions on the Common Core: From the writers of Common Core, this page addresses questions they often field.
- CCSS Changes and their Impact on Teaching: Read and listen as I address some of your questions about the Core’s impact on the classroom.
Read more about this announcement and procedures for providing feedback on the PARCC website.
Print the PDF version of this announcement provided by the PARCC website.
View the Draft Accommodations Manual & Frequently Asked Questions.
Laura McClain,Director of Instruction & Curriculum
Phone: 318-352-2358 Ext. 1214
Julee Wright, Supervisor of Middle School
Phone: 318-352-2358 Ext. 1177
Felicia Pinkney, Supervisor of High School (Grades 9 – 12)
Phone: 318-352-2358 Ext. 1190
Susan Horne, Supervisor of Middle School
Phone: 318-352-2358 Ext.1159
- Testing Resource Center (includes sample test questions)
From the Louisiana Pass Website:
“The PASS System contains web-based programs that Louisiana students can use to learn new skills and take practice tests.
The Reading Runway: Reading tutorials for Prekindergarten–grade 3 students
Newton’s Classroom: Mathematics tutorials and assessments for grades 1–8 students
PASS: Practice tests for LEAP, iLEAP, GEE, and EOC with instructional feedback for grades 3–12” Visit the U.S. Department of Education NCLB/ESEA Page to find out more. Visit the LDOE School & District Accountability Webpage to see the State’s entire Accounfusion_old_tability Structure and Search Options.
The LDOE offers detailed reports, comparisons and information on all testing and accountability related topics.
Downloadable reports are available in Acrobat PDF and Microsoft Excel Formats. For detailed information on state and federal level support and funding for K – 12 education, visit the Funding Area on the Louisiana Department of Education website.
“The No Child Left Behind Act provides new education options for many families. This federal law allows parents to choose other public schools or take advantage of free tutoring if their child attends a school that needs improvement. Also, parents can choose another public school if the school their child attends is unsafe. The law also supports the growth of more independent charter schools, funds some services for children in private schools, and provides certain protections for homeschooling parents. Finally, it requires that states and local school districts provide information to help parents make informed educational choices for their child.”