Here is an example of parents’ comments on the report card that has been sent by the students to their parents. The parents are advised not to read these comments too closely and are encouraged to read the report without any preconceived ideas about the report card or the grades given by the student. This report could be a part of the public school’s education system.
For some reason the student was very low on both Math and English and the parents were not happy with this because of poor attendance in class. There were three comments listed below the student report card. The first one said that they had complained about the student’s homework being difficult to complete or difficult to read but the parents were still willing to accept the work for completion. The second comment was that the parent was so happy with how the child handled their test that she referred the child to the school and was rewarded with her own award for perfect attendance.
This is a study that exemplifies parents’ comments on the report card that has been submitted by students to their parents. The example is from Texas, where the student got an A in English Language Arts and Math. Here is the description given by the parents: “When the Student got home, I was surprised at the sentence structure. At first I thought the grades were low because it was hard to make out whether she really took the time to work on her assignment and whether she had worked out what she was writing on her paper.
She was correct of course, and the teacher should be congratulated for her time and effort, but we would still like to know why our child scored such a high grade in Math and English. When I asked her, she just smiled and shook her head as if to say, ‘you tell me.’ She seemed to understand that the low grade was okay with the teacher, so that when she showed up for the test, she looked forward to it and did her best.”
This example of comments by parents is interesting because it showed how much parents will tolerate. Although the parents wanted to know why their child got a B, they were satisfied with the grade. Now the parents do have that bit of time to complain about their children’s behavior or attitude but the parents seemed to overlook the fact that the teacher will take the blame for this. So, the parent should be careful in accepting the final report because it might give them the answer to why their child’s grades were so low.
The parent that gave the first comment can write about the child’s work and find out the reason why the child failed to perform well in the test. It is also important to check out the school and see what the teachers and the students there are saying about their children’s work. They should also check out the student’s homework so that they can see if they can improve the student’s work before they grade it.
If parents want to see the student’s report card before they have their children, they should look for the “table of contents” that is available in the school. Parents should ask their child about this table of contents so that they can prepare themselves for the report card. The next comment comes from the mother: “The fact that the mother can come to school and tell us why her child does not care about their homework makes me feel bad. I asked my son if I could come to school and sit with him and he said, ‘No!’
She didn’t have to get all worked up about it and she didn’t have to go around pointing fingers at the school officials. So, she just read the report card and said, ‘yes’ without taking her emotions out of it.