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Assessments Toolkit

This toolkit is intended to help superintendents communicate with parents and educators in their districts about the value and importance of the annual Grades 3-8 English Language Arts and Math Tests. The toolkit is completely optional and contains customizable materials such as a letter to parents, a PowerPoint presentation about the higher learning standards and assessments, and sample Twitter and Facebook posts. Superintendents are encouraged to check out these materials and use them if they would be an effective way to reach their parents and educators. Additional resources will be added in the coming weeks and months, so please check back often.


Sample: Superintendent Letter to Educators

Sample: An Educator’s Guide to Parent Discussions about the Annual State Assessments for Grades 3-8


Sample: Superintendent Letter to Parents

Sample: FAQ about the Grades 3-8 Tests for Parents

Parent's Guide to Higher Learning Standards

Meeting Materials

Sample Flyer: Invitation to Parent Meeting

Sample: Meeting Format

Presentation: High Standards and the Assessments: What Parents and Students Need to Know

Sample: Talking Points for Districts

Social Media Content

Sample: Social Media Posts for Districts