When parents are empowered with information and resources, they are better equipped to help their children succeed in the classroom and in life.

Early Literacy/Reading:

By the third grade, students must make the transition from learning to read to reading to learn. A strong reading program, beginning in kindergarten and continuing into the third grade and beyond, gives your child the best possible chance to maximize his or her education.

If your child still needs time to master reading, he or she must have every opportunity to strengthen and gain this skill before entering fourth grade—to better ensure a successful future. To learn more about Florida’s reading policies, visit Early Literacy.

Educational Options:

Every child deserves an education that prepares them for a successful and fulfilling life. Florida is home to the most robust array of educational options in the nation. Learn what educational choices are available for your family at Educational Opportunity.

Personalized Learning/Mastery-Based Education:

Personalized learning tailors a student’s educational experience to meet their unique strengths, interests and needs while empowering students to play greater role in their learning. Mastery-based education is grounded in the idea that students should progress when they demonstrate mastery of key content and skills regardless of the time spent in class or even where instruction takes place.

Learn more about personalized learning and what it looks like in Florida by visiting, Personalized Learning.

Testing:

Tests are a regular part of life, because in the real world, people must pass tests to drive a car, get into college, go into the military, or get a job.  We measure because we care about student learning, and what gets measured gets done.

Tests need to serve a purpose and not simply take up valuable classroom time. To learn more about Florida’s progress to improve the use of statewide and district assessments, visit Testing.