Parent education offers support and skills to assist parents or guardians with raising happy and responsible kids through a network of district and community resources.
What should my child be learning at each grade level?
ND State Content Standards & Benchmarks (link)
Content standards are public statements about what all students should know and be able to do in a curriculum area. These standards are not universal but are published by school districts, state education departments, and national entities. Often times, standards are associated with benchmarks. Benchmarks are statements of knowledge and skill that define a standard at a given developmental level (e.g., 4th grade, 8th grade, 12th grade).
Kindergarten (pdf document)
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First grade (pdf document)
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Second grade (pdf document)
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Third grade (pdf document)
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Fourth grade (pdf document)
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Fifth grade (pdf document)
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Sixth grade (pdf document)
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Get Involved in Your Child's Education
The National Coalition for Parent Involovement in Education states: "According to this review of recent research published by the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (2002), students with involved parents, no matter what their income or background, are more likely to:
Visit our state and national education associations for resources on how to get involved with your childs education!
- Earn higher grades and test scores, and enroll in higher-level programs
- Be promoted, pass their classes and earn credits
- Attend school regularly
- Have better social skills, show improved behavior and adapt well to school
- Graduate and go on to post-secondary education"
The Neighbor's Network is a non-profit organization that serves families of school-age children in Bismarck, ND. The goal of Neighbor's Network is to enhance the learning of school children by helping their families. Using a hands-on approach, staff work closely with each individual family to address issues related to parenting, organizational skills, relationships, independent living, and meeting basic needs.
The Neighbor's Network Board of Directors and volunteers raise money through membership drives, fundraising activities, and grants. Ninety-nine percent of funds raised go directly to family services. Costs related to administration, office space, and supplies are provided in-kind through the Bismarck Public School District.
For more information about the Neighbor's Network, contact Chris Hall at 701-323-4000.
Burleigh County Resources
Burleigh County Extension Family and Consumer Science (link)
The Burleigh County Extension Family and Consumer Science website provides educational resources to enable families to become healthier, more productive, financially independent and environmentally responsible.
Tips for Parents
Getting Involved in Your Child's Education (link)
When parents are involved in their children's education, kids do better in school. Want to learn how to help your child achieve and succeed? At the National Education Association's section on 'Helping Parents,' you'll learn why involvement is so important and suggestions for how to get involved.
Tips for Parents from NDEA Members (link)
Archive list of resources for parents by North Dakota teachers who are members of the ND Education Association.