RESOURCES AND LINKS
Partners for Achievement Newsletter
These newsletters provide an overview of what students will learn based on the Nevada Academic Content Standards for middle school and high school and during each semester in reading, writing, and mathematics for kindergarten through fifth grade. These newsletters also offer parents ideas to support their student's learning at home.
Partners for Achievement - 1st Semester - Kindergarten through 5th Grade (2014-2015)
Partners for Achievement - 1st Semester - Kindergarten through 5th Grade (español)
Partners for Achievement - 2nd Semester - Kindergarten through 5th Grade (2014-2015)
Partners for Achievement - 2nd Semester - Kindergarten through 5th Grade (español)
Partners for Achievement - MS ELA and Mathematics (2014-2015)
Partners for Achievement - MS ELA and Mathematics (español)
Partners for Achievement - HS ELA and Mathematics (2014-2015)
Partners for Achievement - HS ELA and Mathematics (español)
A great free web site for parent/teen information parentingteensonline.com
Parents & Families in Career Pathway Programs. health-careers.com
Career Information for parents and students:
America’s Career Resource Network acrnetwork.org
Clark County Guidance and Counseling website
This web site is designed to provide information on counseling services available through the district. It is also a support reference for students and parents on Post-Secondary Planning. This planning information will help students prepare for their future educational decisions.
Use Internet websites for help with math assignments When it comes to building your middle-schooler’s math skills, there are plenty of free, educational websites that can help. Ask your child’s math teacher for suggestions. But in the meantime, have your child try these:
AAA Math www.aaamath.com. Easy to use, this site is full of solid information. Pages are divided by subject and grade level.
Ask Dr. Math http://mathforum.org/library/drmath/drmath.middle.html. When Mom and Dad don’t know the answer, ask Dr. Math! Post a question or browse the archives. Chances are, someone’s asked your question before. The middle school section offers helpful reviews, too.
CoolMath Algebra http://www.coolmath.com/algebra/. “Bored with Algebra? Confused by Algebra? Hate Algebra? Yeah, we can fix that.” Or so this site promises—and delivers.
With splashy graphics and easy-to-use menus, CoolMath is great for kids and parents. Extra helpful is the section called “How to Study for a Math Test.”
Frank Potter’s Science Gems—Mathematics www.sciencegems.com/math.html. This site is packed with great links to other sites. It covers math skills for all levels from grades four to six to advanced math topics such as trigonometry, calculus and statistics. It even lists a site with math problems that have never been solved.
This is to inform you that Instructional Materials for grades 3 - 8 for the reading and math CRT's are now available at the Nevada Department of Education web-site (www.doe.nv.gov). These materials can be accessed by clicking on the "assessment" link located on the Department of Education home page, followed by the "criterion referenced" link.
These materials should provide teachers and students with a better understanding of the design and complexity of the state criterion-referenced tests at grades 3 - 8. For each test, there is a letter of introduction and specific information pertaining to the grade level, and subject areas in terms of question types, cognitive ability levels, and specific information dealing with math content literacy, length of reading passages and reading genres.