What Does a Report Card Really Tell You?
So your child comes home with a report card and you look it over. It says they got a ‘B’ in Math and an ‘A’ in English. Your first reaction might be, “Well we need to work on your math”. But what does that ‘B’ really tell you? Or the ‘A,’ for that matter? There are so many parts to math that that ‘B’ isn’t telling you: Can your child follow the logic of math but needs to work on their use of numbers? Are they merely memorizing, and not actually learning techniques? What exactly is it they need to improve?
This is why we do not use a traditional report card at Shady Oak Primary School. Our report cards do not have grades on them. Instead, we report on very specific skills so you know what your child has learned and where they need more work. For example, perhaps they are having trouble with percentages, but they excel with geometry. Or they do very well with word problems but have trouble with multiplication. We spell it all out in our report cards. We also include behavioral or social principles being taught in the school, and how your child is responding to those skills.
The design is so any teacher or parent can pick up our report cards and say, “Okay, I know exactly where this kid is”. Are you ready to check out Shady Oak Primary School? I’d love to meet you! Contact me at Debbie@setthemupforsuccess.com.