Family Engagement: For Families


All families have dreams for their children and want the best for them. Research shows that students are most successful when families and schools work together as equal partners.  From early education through graduation, all families have the ability to support their student’s learning. 

Our team at the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) values family engagement and is available with resources and information to support partnerships between families and schools.  Answers to many of the most common questions families have about education can be found on our website.

Educational Resources for Families

Title Description
Oklahoma Family Guides The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) Family Guides illustrate what is expected of students at each grade level from Pre-K through 6th grade.  Guides are available in the following subjects:  English language arts, science, mathematics, social studies, health, music, physical education (PE) and viusal art.  These handy, printable flyers include helpful information aligned to the Oklahoma Academic Standards and guidance on how to support student learning at home. 
Learning Heroes

You’ve got what it takes — you know your child best. But even superheroes need a team. We’re here to help you along the way — with simple actions to help your child reach his or her goals.

Parent Toolkit

Parent Toolkit is a one-stop resource developed with parents in mind. Produced by NBC News Education Nation and supported by Pearson, this website includes information about many of the interconnected aspects of your child’s development. Healthy, successful children can excel in many areas – in the classroom, on the court, and in their relationships with peers and adults. Our advice also covers important topics for navigating life after high school.

Programs within the State Department of Education that can help

Title Description
Academic Standards What should my child be working on or know at each grade level?
Afterschool Programs What programs are available for my child when school is not in session?
Assessments Where can I learn more about the standardized tests in Oklahoma?
College and Career Readiness How can I help my child prepare for college or a career?
English Language Learners What support is available for my bilingual child?
Early Childhood Education How can I help my child be ready to start school?
Homeschooling What do I need to consider if I want to homeschool my child?
Homeless Education Assistance Are there resources available for families that find themselves homeless?
Ready for School How will I know if my young child is ready for school?
Reading by Third Grade What can I expect if my child is not reading at grade level by third grade?
School Choice What options do we have as a family to decide where our child goes to school?
School Report Cards How is my school doing compared to other schools in our state?
Special Education My child has special needs.  What are our rights and responsibilities?
Transferring Your Student Can my child attend school in a different district?

For other questions, please feel free to contact our Office of Family and Community Engagement at 405-522-6225 for assistance.

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Last updated on December 19, 2022