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Parent Teacher Interviews- Midyear
StayOnTrack has 15 pointed questions to ask at the mid year Parent-Teacher Interview so you can know how well your child is doing!
It is mid-way through the year and parent-teacher interviews have rolled around again. After working hard with StayOnTracks math's worksheets you will want to know how your child is doing at school.

I thought this is a great time to give you some questions to ask about how your child is getting on, what progress they have made since the start of the year and set some goals for the end of the year. In fact I would go so far as to say, this may be the most important interview of the year!

Remember, at primary school you will only be allotted about 10-15 minutes, so make sure you get there early and prepared! If you have any serious issues that you are concerned about, you should set a date for another day so you can have more time.

Here are 15 great questions you can ask:

  • What are my child's learning/academic strengths, and what are their weaknesses?

  • What is my child's current achievement level/stage and how does it compare with other students in the same age group?

  • Can you show me an example of work by another student (or an exemplar) that is closer to what you are looking for?

  • How much have they progressed since the start of the year? How many groups have they moved up? What has been put in place to help my child achieve this?

  • What have you based your current views on? (tests, grades, assignments etc)

  • Who does my child socialise with, how do they get on with other class members and adults?

  • What are students expected to have mastered by the end of the year, how will you be assessing my child's progress towards these goals?

  • If my child is falling behind or struggling with a particular subject, how will I be notified?

  • What are some realistic goals we can set for the end of the year? (set no more than 3 with the teacher)

  • How can I support my child's learning from home? Ask for concrete examples, especially in relation to any goals you may have set with the teacher.

    This is a good space to share about what you have been doing at home already, for example, "we have been working on our child's maths basic facts with StayOnTrack's Level 2 worksheets, 10-15 minutes every week night.

  • How do you view my child's attitude toward learning?

  • Is my child a visual (sight), kinesthetic (touch), or auditory (sound) learner, how do they know that?

  • Does my child work well, independantly, and in groups?

  • What are my child's favorite and least favorite subjects? Why do you think this is?

  • What are my child's particular strengths, and talents?

  • These questions not only cover your child's current position, but cover the gap between the start of the year until now. They give you, as a parent, a clear picture of how your child is doing and what you can do, at home, to help both the teacher and your child have a successful school year.

    StayOnTrack Limited 2014