Saturday, January 29, 2011

Don't be fooled

Moorhead Public Schools has implemented a new report card system. They got rid of the ones similar to what we had as kids. Now, they are more specific to the standards and requirements with the MCAs. There are three things that could be put: developing, proficient, and outstanding. Teachers have to be much more "harsh" with their scoring, as they should be. But that is not really the point of this whole post.
The three kids brought home their report cards. First of all, I was pleased to see that Olivia was proficient in all things Kindergarten. I'm sorry, but I just haven't been able to gauge her abilities as well as I did with my other kids. So that was a positive.
Ryan tossed his to me last night. I knew his would be good. He is a very good student. The only problem for him I forsee is that he is nearing the age when it's cool to not care about school, and he's been one to be able to rely on his smarts without having to work hard. That won't last forever. He had all proficients and an outstanding. I thought that was great.
Then came Kate's. If you've read my blog more than a few times, you know that Kate is flighty and sometimes spacey. I figured she'd get proficients, but I also thought maybe she'd get a developing or two.
Well guess what? Miss Kate got SEVEN outstandings! Huh??? This girl?? Boy, have I been reminded a day that it's wrong to assume something.

**Now, let me be clear. If my kids had developings or if other kids get that, it's not a bad thing. I do not in any way want to come off as bragging.
So expect the next post to be another horror story.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Way to Ryan, Kate, and Olivia! That's great!