At the completion of the Portfolio Conference, you and your child should walk away with a detailed understanding as to how well he/she is progressing toward meeting the standards. Near the end of the conference, you, your child and your child’s teacher will outline areas of strength and developing areas after discussing the student work. Those areas, along with goals that are developed, will give everyone a clear, detailed understanding as to what your child needs to do to meet the desired proficiency levels. All participants should walk away from the conference feeling informed about the progress that the student has made to that point in the school year. The conference will produce a roadmap that should lead to continued academic growth and success.