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Parent communication

18 Aug

Teacher at this standards setting panel I’m at requires students to take tests home and get a parent signature in order to get the score recorded in the grade book. Thoughts?

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Posted by on August 18, 2010 in Assessment, education

 

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2 responses to “Parent communication

  1. Heather

    August 18, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    Interesting! Would work well for students who did well. However, I am thinking if I were a student that failed and didn’t want my parents to find out, I just wouldn’t show them and would take the 0. As a teacher, I know a zero is worse than say a 50% when it comes time to give a final grade and it would make a difference.

    On second thought, I guess the student couldn’t get away with that if the teacher regularly gave progress reports.

     
  2. Tracie

    August 18, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    I like it in concept. It would keep the parents involved so they would know how their student is doing more often than just at the end of each quarter. I do agree with Heather in that it doesn’t allow the students to hide one bad test from their parents.

    Overall, I think it’s a good way to make parent’s aware of their child’s grade and where that student is at in the class.

     

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