Communicating Student Achievement

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Communicating Student Achievement * Greeting: Before parents arrive I will have a folder with each student’s individual daily work and projects, group work, exams and finally there report card and progress report. I will also have coffee and some finger snacks. They will mostly be there to keep me awake, but it will provide a more comfortable feel to the parents. I will have a long table in the middle of my class where I will be seated. I will have two chairs available for parents that are more appealing than the one I am on. When Jacob’s parents enter the room I will rise and smile, say “Hello, I’m James, Jacob’s social studies teacher.” I will walk over to greet them and ask them if they would like to help themselves to coffee and cookies. I will then direct them to their seats. When all parties are seated, I will take out Jacob’s folder and tell his parents the agenda for today’s meeting. I will also notify them that if at any time they have questions or concerns to please address it and I will explain in better detail. I will ask at that time if there are any questions concerning their son. If there are none I will open up Jacob’s folder and pass out the copies of the agenda I have made. (Note: If a student has divorced parents, then I will have two copies available for each parent.) * Agenda: The agenda will consist of Jacob’s attitude toward school and particularly my social studies class. Secondly, I will go over my viewpoint of assessment to the parents so that they will have a clear picture of the mechanics of my class in regards to Jacob’s assessment outcome. Next, we will cover Jacob’s 13 assignments, (this includes quizzes, exams and projects) and their correlating scores. At the end I will talk about Jacob’s shortcomings, but also emphasize his strengths. I will then open up any questions that Jacob’s parents may have. Total time…...

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