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Tip Series: Tracking Your Child’s Progress in School—Interim Progress Reports

posted Oct 18, 2018, 8:58 AM by Web Admin   [ updated Oct 18, 2018, 9:04 AM ]



Many thanks to our principal Dr. AnneMarie Smith for talking with parents and guardians at this month’s PTSA meeting about tracking their child’s progress in school, and thanks to Dr. Smith for letting parents via email know that Interim Progress Reports are now available through myMCPSDr. Smith is a true partner with the PTSA!

Have you looked at the Interim Progress Reports? They are available through the myMCPS grades tab. Look at the top on the right. These reports are one of the first important measures of how well your child is doing in school this year. I am curious to hear from other parents about how to best use these reports. Here are some of my thoughts.

Discuss them with your child in a non-judgmental way. Praise your child for all the good progress they show. With your child, look at the assignment grades for each class. Pay particular attention to All Tasks/Assessments that count 80 percent. Discuss any ones where your child missed a bunch of points. Is it possible to retake any of these? Does your child understand the concepts and just had an off day? Look ahead: What All Tasks/Assessments are coming up? Does your child need any help to do well on these before the end of the quarter?

Reach out to your child’s teachers if you have questions. You can email teachers if you have questions or concerns about how your child is doing. Don’t be afraid to ask for a meeting or phone call. What thoughts does the teacher have on why your child is missing points on All Tasks/Assessments? What advice does the teacher have on how your child can improve before the end of the quarter? What advice does the teacher have on what you can do to help your child improve?

Thanks in advance for any ideas you have for me. Last year, I did not even know about these reports for a long time!

NEXT WEEK: Understanding the MAP tests in reading and math your child just took and how to make sure the results are used right away to help your child.

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