Kansas Technical Assistance System Network (TASN)
provides technical assistance to support school districts’ systematic implementation of evidence-based practices.

KPIRC Resources

Dropout Prevention  informs families what they need to know to prevent their children from dropping out of school. 

Family Engagement: A Critical Component to Building an Empowering Culture in the Kansas Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)  includes the PTA National Standards for Family School Partnerships which focuses on what families, schools, and communities can do together to support positive student outcomes. Family Engagement is a key aspect of Kansas MTSS. For this reason, schools must make a concerted effort to involve families as early as possible.  

Kansas College & Career Ready Standards for Science  provides an overview of why new science standards have been adopted, a glimpse of A Framework for K-12 Science Education and family fun science activities that can be done at home. 

Social, Emotional & Character Development (SECD) Standards  were endorsed by the Kansas State Board of Education in 2012 to provide schools with a framework for integrating social-emotional learning and character development into a child’s education. The SECD Standards help students learn, practice, and model, essential personal life skills and habits that contribute to academic, vocational, and personal success.

Bullying: What Families Need to Know  explains what families can do if their child is bullied.

A Family Guide to Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) reviews the basic components of any MTSS process and includes questions you might want to ask your child's school to learn more about the MTSS process. Also included are ways you can get involved in the process and what to do and where to go if you have questions or concerns.

A Family Guide to Schoolwide Positive Behavior Supports (SWPBS)  is a system that is developed by a school for improving student behavior. This booklet will provide families in depth information about this system.

MTSS - Helping Your Child Grow, Learn & Succeed   This booklet targets the area of reading in MTSS, the Multi-Tier System of Supports It is a framework to help schools and teachers give every Kansas child the right type of support to learn, grow and succeed.  

A Family Guide to Math in a Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)  This booklet targets the area of math in MTSS, the Multi-Tier System of Supports.  It is a framework to help schools and teachers give every Kansas child the right type of support to learn, grow and succeed. 

Kansas Family Engagement and Partnership Standards for Early Childhood   is a resource that provides guidance for early childhood providers and educators, families, communities, and educational systems on the effective engagement of families. It can be used by the early childhood workforce to examine current family engagement practices and plan future strategies to more fully partner with families in their children's development and learning.

Kansas College & Career Ready  Ensuring that students become college and career ready is the focus of 21st Century educators. This involves engaging students in relevant learning experiences so they are prepared for their future. This document gives an insight into helping your child become college and career ready.

Attendance Matters - Build the Habit of Good Attendance Early  This document offers great tips for families on why school success goes hand in hand with good attendance.

Attendance Matters - Keeping Your Child on Track in Middle and High School  Tips for families of middle and high school students on the importance of attendance in school.

Understood  is 15 nonprofit organizations that have joined forces to support parents of the one in five children with learning and attention issues throughout their journey.  With the right support, parents can help children unlock their strengths and reach their full potential. With state-of-the-art technology, personalized resources, free daily access to experts, a secure online community, practical tips and more, Understood aims to be that support.

Working Together is a resource for useful, quick information throughout the year, not only in moments when you need something immediately, but also in quieter moments when you have the time and desire to learn more about how teachers and families can be real partners in helping children learn.

A Family Guide to Schoolwide Positive Behavior Supports (SWPBS) (Spanish) is a system that is developed by a school for improving student behavior. This booklet will provide families in depth information about this system. 

A Family Guide to Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) (Spanish) reviews the basic components of any MTSS process and includes questions you might want to ask your child's school to learn more about the MTSS process. Also included are ways you can get involved in the process and what to do and where to go if you have questions or concerns.

MTSS - Helping Your Child Grow, Learn & Succeed (Spanish) targets the area of reading in MTSS, the Multi-Tier System of Supports It is a framework to help schools and teachers give every Kansas child the right type of support to learn, grow and succeed.   

10 Ways to Prepare Your Teen for College & Work is a family guide to help your teen develop college and career competencies.  

Mathematics Standards Guide for Parents - Kindergarten  provides a summary of what your child will learn by the end of Kindergarten in mathematics in the state of Kansas. This guide will also give some examples of the mathematics in Kindergarten so you can assist your child.

Mathematics Standards Guide for Parents - 1st Grade  provides a summary of what your child will learn by the end of first grade in mathematics in the state of Kansas. This guide will also give some examples of the mathematics in first grade so you can assist your child.

Mathematics Standards Guide for Parents - 2nd Grade  provides a summary of what your child will learn by the end of second grade in mathematics in the state of Kansas. This guide will also give some examples of the mathematics in second grade so you can assist your child.

Mathematics Standards Guide for Parents - 3rd Grade  provides a summary of what your child will learn by the end of third grade in mathematics in the state of Kansas. This guide will also give some examples of the mathematics in third grade so you can assist your child.

Mathematics Standards Guide for Parents - 4th Grade  provides a summary of what your child will learn by the end of fourth grade in mathematics in the state of Kansas. This guide will also give some examples of the mathematics in fourth grade so you can assist your child.

Mathematics Standards Guide for Parents - 5th Grade  provides a summary of what your child will learn by the end of fifth grade in mathematics in the state of Kansas. This guide will also give some examples of the mathematics in fifth grade so you can assist your child.

Kindergarten in Kansas  will provide an overview of important topics, which can assist you in preparations that are to be made prior to your child entering kindergarten. 

Individual Plans of Study (IPS): An Overview for Families  As students navigate through high school and into career and college, it is important that they set educational goals and create a roadmap for success. This roadmap, or Individual Plan of Study, includes the development of a flexible career focus and an education plan to assure a successful transition to further education after high school (post secondary education, i.e. technical, 2 yr. or 4 yr. colleges and universities) and/or the workforce. 

Kansas Parent Information Resource Center (KPIRC) Panel Card  The Kansas Parent Information Resource Center (KPIRC) is the Parent Information Technical Assistance Center for the state of Kansas. KPIRC promotes meaningful parent involvement at all levels of education and provides information and resources to help parents, educators and other organizations promote the educational success of every Kansas child.

TASN Family Engagement Training Evaluation

Family Engagement Survey

Youth Suicide Awareness   The purpose of this resource is to provide families with information about the resources, the support systems and advancements being made on the national, state, & local levels to provide youth suicide awareness & prevention as well as provide families with a list of warning signs, potential causes and available supports to help prevent teen suicide.

MTSS Family, School, & Community Checklist

Working Together - A Family Engagement Resource for Educators  Working together is a resource for educators on family engagement.

Kindergarten en Kansas (Spanish)  Este folleto le proporcionará un resumen de los siguientes importantes temas, los cuales pueden ayudarle con las preparaciones que hay que hacer antes de ingresar a kindergarten.

Family Engagement Surveys  A compilation of family engagement surveys.