|South-Western City School District|
|Bylaws & Policies|
5420.01 - ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT
The philosophy of the South-Western City School Board of Education concerning students' academic achievement and social growth and development is based on the premise that students have diverse capabilities and individual patterns of growth and learning.
Therefore, the Board recognizes the importance of each teacher having accurate knowledge of students assigned to him/her in order to assess the student's needs and growth and to develop instructional plans for him/her. Thus, a sharing of information among parent, teacher and student is essential.
The Board supports staff efforts in finding better ways to measure and report student progress. It will require that:
|A.||parents will be informed at the end of each grading period about the progress their children are making in school;|
|B.||parents will be alerted and conferred with as soon as possible when a child's performance or attitude becomes unsatisfactory or shows marked or sudden deterioration/or improvement (including slow improvement);|
|C.||insofar as possible, distinctions will be made between a student's attitude and his/her academic performance;|
|D.||at comparable levels, the school system seeks consistency in grading and reporting except when it is inappropriate for certain classes or certain students;|
|E.||when no grades are given and the student is evaluated informally in terms of his/her own progress, the school staff will provide a realistic appraisal of the student's standing in relation to his/her abilities;|
|F.||when grades are given, the school's staff will take particular care to explain the meaning of marks and symbols to parents.|