This checklist was developed by the Department of Education in collaboration with America Achieves, National Parent Teacher Association, National Council of La Raza, and United Negro College Fund and provides questions for parents to ask educators about their child's education. The questions focus on five areas of school performance: (1) quality; (2) ready for success; (3) safe and healthy; (4) great teachers; and (5) equity and fairness. In addition, there are possible follow-up questions, developed by teachers, on how parents can support their child's success in school, as well as a list of resources on a variety of educational topics. The checklist is available in both English and Spanish.
Home Environment and Language Practices
Family and Community Involvement
Administration and Leadership