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Progress Report – what it means
- This is a progress report, not a quarter grade or a semester grade. This is purely advisory and will not impact GPA or college eligibility.
- The progress report is the schools’ way of giving you a ‘heads up’ about how well they are doing so far.
- The grades are based on between 2 and 4 weeks of work. Due to a number of factors including schedule changes, pretests, honors class eligibility tests, teachers setting up the classroom rules and expectations, etc; there is generally less graded work in the first few weeks at beginning of the school year compared to all other times afterward.
- A single missed assignment can have a huge impact. If a single 15 pt assignment is missed (and scored as zero), this could be as much as 30% missing from the progress report grade.
- However- all is not lost! This really is a ‘heads up’. Teachers may allow the student to catch up late or missed work for either full or reduced points. In either case, please make sure your child takes this opportunity. Any points are good points! A key point to remember is that points are cumulative for the quarter term grade. Earning 5/10 pts for a late or missed essay might not sound much, but that is 5 points that the student is not missing later when the GPA does matter.
- In all cases, if you have questions do please contact your child’s teacher.
Specific things that can be done to help improve or maintain a grade in classes: ( This is up to the Teachers Discretion)
- Make sure all work is turned in.
- If a class is missed, make sure that the student copies up any missed notes and obtains any points-based work. In most classrooms, the work due board and the work assigned boards are updated daily and should always be checked.
- Keep up with it the “do nows”.
- Work turned in late (for less points) is much better than work not turned in at all (zero points). However, it is much better to turn it in on time (no points loss).
- Students need to understand what is covered in class. Reread classroom notes for comprehension on a frequent basis. Cross-check with the textbook. Once the central concepts are grasped, the details become much easier.
- Academic tutoring is available after school. This is free and run by the school. Ask the front office for more info
- Check your student’s homework. Homework can also be viewed online via life source website > teachers page > click on your class teacher.