What kids know.
So, take a look at the Knowledge Matters site and follow through to the Seize the Day posts.
Knowledge Matters Resources. What You Know DOES Matter.
Start Here: http://knowledgematterscampaign.org/
Go to Dig Deeper
And then click on Seize the Day: http://knowledgematterscampaign.org/seize-the-day/
Continue on to Resources for Parents (There are Teacher Resources, too!)
There are several links that give you a quick sketch (video) of what children know in reading writing, math and life skills in grades K through High School. Knowing what kids CAN do is critical to knowing what we should be possible for kids who are struggling.
So check out Seize the Day resources:
“All of us can spend more time—at school and at home—teaching our children about the world. We can seek out nonfiction videos and texts, discuss current events, and make time for museums and libraries. We can also share this showing why knowledge matters and use this to improve curricula and instructional materials.”
Resources for Parents
This extensive set of short videos show parents what grade-level work looks like from kindergarten to high school.
There are also:
Resources for Teachers