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Progress Reports Sent Home Today

First Quarter ‘Progress Reports’ are being sent home with students today (10/23) at both PFFS-Downtown and PFFS-University.  Please make time this weekend to discuss with your young person their progress summary, midway  through the First Semester.  If for some reason this Progress Report does not make it home, please contact your student’s school on Monday to request another copy.  Student-Led Conferences will take place next week on Thursday & Friday (10/29 & 10/30).  If you do not know your child’s scheduled conference day/time – please contact their advisor ASAP.

Progress Report vs. Narrative Report Card:

Our First and Third Quarter ‘Progress Reports’ are intended to inform parents of their child’s academic status at the half-way point of the First and Second Semester.  Working in combination with Google Classroom (PFFS-D), Schoology (PFFS-U), and Student-Led Conferences – these Progress Reports give parents in-time information and allow for corrective action (should such action be required) during the remainder of the Semester.  More extensive ‘Narrative Report Cards’ are provided later, at the end of the Semester.  Narratives will provide information about student achievement around specific learning standards, study habits as well as noncognitive skills such as motivation, perseverance and determination.  Narratives, like Progress Reports, will use “H,” “P”, “N”, “U” letter grades and additional text tailored to your child’s learning profile. Unlike Progress Reports, Narratives are part of a student’s permanent record.

Grading Scale:

Highly Performing – Students who receive an “H” are highly performing.  They are producing work that is above their grade level.  They are putting in extra effort to go above and beyond expectations or are demonstrating a skill/knowledge level that is above teacher expectations.

Proficient – Students who receive a “P” are proficient.   They are performing and producing work that is at grade level.  They are demonstrating a skill or acquiring certain knowledge at the level expected by the teacher for that grade level.

Nearing Proficiency – Students who receive an “N” are approaching proficiency but are not quite there yet.  It could be that they have not put in the requisite effort or that that they need a bit more time and/or instruction to master the content.

Underperforming – If a student receives a “U” for underperforming the work is either nonexistent or completely insufficient or s/he needs substantial intervention to work towards the target proficiency goal.  The progress report should describe with specificity the plan for this student moving forward.

An asterisk (*) after the letter grade represents modified curriculum appropriate for the student’s current performance level (e.g. P*).

 

Example of a FIRST QUARTER PROGRESS REPORT entry:

Johnny Come Lately

First Quarter Attendance % and # of Absences: 83% and 6 days

Humanities:

Classwork/Participation: P

Homework: N

Major Assessments:

  • The Giver Discussion:  H
  • Unit Test: N

Comments: Johnny’s absenses have impacted his perfomance in this first quarter.  He is capable of highly proficient work but not completing several homework assignments made him unprepared for high performance on the unit test.

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