Questions to Ask

Questions for Students

These open-ended questions can help parents/guardians start a conversation with their student to learn about what they are learning and how they are growing.

  • What are you learning about?
  • What interests you most in your learning?
  • What are ways you get to demonstrate your learning?
  • What are ways you are learning in your classes?
  • What connections can you make between the Essential Life Skills and your success in learning?
  • How are you able to monitor your growth toward a learning target or standard?
  • In what ways are you able to learn about and/or practice the Essential Life Skills throughout your day?
  • How are you able to set goals for yourself as a learner?
  • How do you know you are successful in your classes?
  • How are you able to have new learning replace old learning through reteaching, practices and reassessment?
  • How are you demonstrating the Essential Life Skills?
  • How does this work connect to your other classes / learning?

Questions for Teachers

These questions can help parents or students engage in positive dialogue with their teachers related to effective grading practices.

  • What are key concepts and learning my student needs to demonstrate?
  • What learning opportunities will my student have to demonstrate growth towards and beyond a standard or learning target?
  • How is my student learning and practicing the Essential Life Skills in class? What does he/she need to practice more?
  • What opportunities will my student have to take ownership of their learning?
  • How is my student able to demonstrate learning and growth over time in this course?
  • How can I use your feedback to better my understanding of the material?
  • What goals do you have for student learning?