The National Council for Educational Research has published a guide for parents to update their schools curriculum in 2017.
It will update the existing curriculum from 2016, while providing an updated version of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and National Assessment for English Language Arts (NAELA).
The National Council said the updated guide will include the results of the NAEP, as well as some of the key indicators from the NELA.
The guide also provides parents with a guide on how to ensure their child’s results reflect their cultural and social backgrounds.
The National Advisory Council for Teachers (NACTO) will review the NACTO curriculum next year, with the aim of developing a plan to update the curriculum from 2020.
“It’s really about making sure the curriculum reflects the needs of our students, not just their ability to do a job,” Ms Smith said.
“If you’re in a very tough situation, it’s good to know what your child can do to help.”
A key focus for parents is to ensure that students have a high level of numeracy, writing and literacy skills.
“It is a bit like a national exam, which is why it’s important that they get it done,” Ms Boggs said.
This includes having a teacher provide a paper that includes a grade-level report on the student’s achievement, with feedback on the results.
“I’ve always been very conscious of getting the most out of my child.
I don’t have a lot of patience for teachers who say, ‘I’m not getting it, you need to do more’.”
Ms Smith said she hoped the new guide would help parents and students work out what their school’s curriculum should be.
“When we’re having a discussion with parents, we want to get feedback on how our children are performing,” she said.
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