Publications & Other Resources

  • Durham Public Schools publishes a variety of documents to support learning and academic achievement and to help you make informed choices during your or your child's academic career. Publications that you may need will be listed below, and other information and resources can be found by following the links to the left.


    Course Guides

    2023 - 2024


    2022 - 2023

    Family Guide to Equitable Course Selection Secondary Espanol

    • 2022 - 2023 Family Guide to Equitable Course Selection (Secondary) - English | Español

    Guide for Parent Communications

    Assessment Guide for Parents

    Testing is one tool that schools use to measure how well students understand and apply what they learn in class. We use a variety of tests and assessments to monitor student performance, including multiple-choice tests, portfolios, performance tasks, and essays. Assessment results are used to evaluate whether students need additional support and/or enrichment. Some assessments are required by the state and federal government, while others are chosen by Durham Public Schools to improve student, school, and district performance. Below are links to our 2020 - 2021 Assessment Guide for Parents.