Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools Partners with Louisiana Department of Education to Prepare Parents for PARCC Student Results

Statewide education group shared parent and teacher resources at State Charter Schools Conference in Baton Rouge

The Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools (LAPCS) has joined the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) and other business, education and community organizations, in a state-wide effort to bolster education in Louisiana and prepare parents and educators for the release of the 2015 PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) student results in mid-November.

Over the past few months, LAPCS has partnered with the LDOE and more than 100 education, community and business organizations across the state to share parent guides, parent conference videos, and sample student reports with Louisiana teachers and families in preparation for the PARCC student results. In addition to sharing parent resources digitally, LAPCS recently passed out parent guides to hundreds of attendees at the State Charter Schools Conference in Baton Rouge.

“As a membership organization that serves as the voice for the charter school movement across Louisiana, LAPCS believes that parents should have the tools they need to make the right educational choices for their children,” said Caroline Roemer, executive director of LAPCS. “The PARCC resources provided by the LDOE will help parents better understand how their students are currently performing academically, and it will help teachers have more informed conversations with parents to better support students moving forward.”

The online resources for families and teachers created by the LDOE include:

For more information about the PARCC student reports and available resources, please visit the LDOE’s Family Support Toolbox or Classroom Support Toolbox.

In addition to the outreach done by LAPCS, teachers, educators and parents have received resources through the following statewide channels:

Education organizations:

  • Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana
  • Black Alliance for Educational Options
  • Louisiana Middle School Association
  • Louisiana Association of Teachers of Mathematics
  • Education’s Next Horizon
  • Be a Learning Hero
  • Teach for America Louisiana – New Orleans & South Louisiana
  • Stand for Children – Louisiana
  • Louisiana Board of Regents
  • American Federation for Children – Louisiana
  • New Schools for Baton Rouge
  • Louisiana PTA

Community organizations and businesses:

  • PJ’s Coffee shops*
  • Hardee’s Red Burrito*
  • McDonald’s*
  • ASI Federal Credit Unions*
  • Public libraries statewide – 68+ locations
  • United Way of Southeast Louisiana
  • Urban League of Greater New Orleans and Baton Rouge
  • Families Helping Families Southwest Louisiana
  • Baton Rouge Recreation and Parks Commission (BREC)
  • Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Louisiana
  • East Baton Rouge Housing Authority
  • Bossier City Housing Authority
  • Family Resource Centers in New Orleans
  • Louisiana Municipal Association
  • The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Shreveport
  • Jefferson Performing Arts Society
  • Junior League of New Orleans
  • Temple B’nai Israel

*Participating locations

Business organizations:

  • Committee of 100
  • Council for a Better Louisiana
  • Monroe Chamber of Commerce
  • Lafayette Economic Development Authority
  • New Orleans Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • West St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce
  • Bossier Chamber of Commerce