Parent-teacher conference - American Education
A one-to-one, private meeting between a student’s parent and teacher to discuss the student’s academic, social and behavioral progress and problems in class and school. The meeting is designed to produce an exchange of concerns, if they exist, and foster cooperation between teacher and parent in helping students progress. Short (usually about five to 10 minutes) parent-teacher conferences are usually an integral part of an OPEN SCHOOL NIGHT, but teachers and parents often meet for longer conferences, if needed, to discuss a student’s specific problems during the school year. About 60% of parents of public elementary school students and 20% of parents of public high school students participate in such conferences each year.