Sunday, January 3, 2010

Positive Feedback On Progress Report Change

After a great deal of feedback from parents over the past year and some discussion at our School Council Meetings, we added an approximate grade as one of the comments on the progress reports for term 2. In the past, the progress reports merely stated whether or not students were making satisfactory progress with no indication of a grade. We have received positive feedback on this change.

Last year, we tried something different during second term in an effort to increase the usefulness of progress reports. Here are two blog posts from last year explaining our efforts:

  1. Progress Report Format To Change For Term 2 (December 2008)
  2. Student Progress Report Update (January 2009)
We look forward to implementing our new student management system in the coming months which will allow us to offer parents and students feedback which is more timely and more useful. In addition, it will allow us to cut back on our paper consumption as parents and students gain the ability to log-in to check academic progress.

As always, we would love to hear your thoughts on how we are doing in regards to supporting parents and students here at BHS.



2 comments:

  1. I think this past progress report was significantly better than the first. With only that one change, it gave me personally a stance on where my child was in that snapshot of time. By seeing a grade range, it actually tells me if she is approx where she was at the close of the first grading period or if the grade had changed (either up or down). Clearly, at that, it is a start point to know if you should be reaching out to a teacher or asking your student more. While I certainly look forward to added improvements and the student management system, I have to admit being pleased with even this one change.

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  2. Thank you for including the student's grade on progress reports. The old standard "satisfactory progress" was unsatisfactory to determine whether efforts could be improved.

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