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Middle School Parent Resources

The Parent’s Guide to Middle School

Information on topics relevant to parents of middle schoolers, including adolescent brain development, online safety, encouraging positive body image, bullying and more.

Tips for Middle School Parents

10 Tips on how to stay involved in your middle school child’s education. school-parents

Scholastic Parent Guide: Starting Middle School

Articles for parents about the transition to middle school.

PBS Parents – Middle School Resources

Links to resources about middle school, including online articles, websites, and books.

Middle School Parent’s College Prep Guide

Information about planning for college in middle school.


Helpful Websites for Parents of Middle School Students

Links to websites for parents of middle schoolers, about topics including literacy and general education.

Tip Sheet for Middle School Parents

Brief outline with information about middle school students and tips on how to support their academic development at home.

Resources for Parents in Elementary School and Earlier

Elementary School (and Earlier)

Understanding your Young Child’s Stages of Development
Information on child development for parents of one to five year olds.

Story Blocks – Literacy Development

Collection of 30-60 second videos for parents, caregivers, and library staff designed to model songs, rhymes, and finger-plays appropriate for early childhood. Each video clip includes tips to increase caregivers’ understanding of child development and pre-literacy needs.

Reading Tip Sheets

Reading tip sheets, available in multiple languages, for parents of babies, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, first graders, second graders, and third graders.

Reading Rockets

Teaching kids to read and helping those who struggle.

Parent Guide to State Assessments in Michigan

PSAT/SAT Free Practice and Personalized Study

NWEA Parent Toolkit

NWEA RIT – Grade Equivalent Conversion Tables (Math and Reading)

Khan Academy Practice Exercises Correlated to RIT

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