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About the Campaign

About the Campaign

Despite heroic efforts of educators through the pandemic, 90% of parents nationally believe their child is at/above grade level in math and reading even though the Nation’s Report Card and data paint a much different reality.

Eight in ten parents (80%) report their children get mostly B’s and above in school.1 But there are other important factors beyond grades to know how a child is developing and achieving. Teachers say ongoing communication is the best way to know how a child is achieving, with only 30% saying report card grades are one of the most important ways.2

While grades matter, they don’t tell the whole story of a child. Go Beyond Grades helps families partner with their child’s teachers to understand how best to deepen their child’s learning and growth. This website, in both English and Spanish, has tips and free tools to help parents and teachers connect at the beginning of the school year to discuss student learning and well-being.

[1] CARAVAN survey, conducted by Big Village, March 2023

[2] Parents 2019 | As the Stakes Get Higher for Kids, Why Do We Lose Parents? is supported by Overdeck Family Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and founder and CEO of Citadel, Kenneth C. Griffin. Additionally, Clear Channel Outdoor provided in-kind support in April 2023.