Khan Academy

Help graphic with hand reaching for life preserverFeel like you’re in over your head trying to help your student with schoolwork?

Help is out there!  And it’s free! 

The Khan Academy offers FREE short online lessons on almost any topic in English, math, science, and social studies for students, teachers, and parents.   These lessons are broken down by grade level, subject, and even specific concepts within subjects.

To get started, go to the Khan Academy website and create an account for you and your student. 

How do you know exactly what lessons your student should take? 

  • The Khan Academy offers online quizzes to help pinpoint exactly which concepts are baffling your student.It then directs your student to online lessons and practice exercises designed to help your student (and you!) gain a full understanding of the concept. 
  • The report you receive with your student’s PARCC scores includes results and information on specific content areas – referred to as “standards” – so you can find out where your student did well and where he/she needs extra help.Your student can then go onto the Khan Academy site and take the online lessons and practice quizzes pertaining to those specific topics. 
  • If your student is in or past the 10th grade and has taken the PSAT, you can create accounts on both the Khan Academy website and the College Board website (the College Board administers the PSAT).Once you’ve linked the two accounts with your student’s PSAT number, your student will be directed to those Khan Academy lessons and quizzes that directly address those areas where their PSAT results indicate they need help. 

Video on how to create and link Khan Academy and College Board accounts

  • Once you’ve created your Khan Academy parent and student accounts and your student’s College Board account, you’ll also have access to valuable test prep material for the SAT, one of the two major college admissions exams.(The lessons your student learns may also help your student in his/her regular classes and on other exams such as the ACT.)