Workshop Helps Parents Understand Students’ Tests

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – In an effort to improve Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) scores, parents are learning some of the ins and outs of the test.  Kansas City Public Schools are trying to get parents involved in the preparation for the tests by teaching them key terms that will be on the tests.  The program is to also help parents understand what is expected of students in daily assignments so learning can continue at home.

“Many times we send homework home and sometimes our parents will send back a note saying I couldn’t help ‘Linda’ because I couldn’t understand, or what is it that you’re looking for me to provide ‘Linda’ with?” Linda May, a Parent Engagement Coordinator, explained.

There are two more workshops Tuesday, April 3rd and Tuesday, April 10th.  The workshops are from 6 to 8 p.m. at Manual Career Technical Center.

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