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

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:

Academic StandardsWhat should my child be working on or know at each grade level?
Afterschool ProgramsWhat programs are available for my child when school is not in session?
AssessmentsWhere can I learn more about the standardized tests in Oklahoma?
College and Career ReadinessHow can I help my child prepare for college or a career?
English Language LearnersWhat support is available for my bilingual child?
Early Childhood EducationHow can I help my child be ready to start school?
HomeschoolingWhat do I need to consider if I want to homeschool my child?
Homeless Education AssistanceAre there resources available for families that find themselves homeless?
Ready for SchoolHow will I know if my young child is ready for school?
Reading by Third GradeWhat can I expect if my child is not reading at grade level by third grade?
School ChoiceWhat options do we have as a family to decide where our child goes to school?
School Report CardsHow is my school doing compared to other schools in our state?
Special EducationMy child has special needs.  What are our rights and responsibilities?
Transferring Your StudentCan 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.

Last updated on August 9, 2018