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    Default Report cards are in - how did your Queensland child fare compared to previous years?

    I posted a thread about my year 3 son getting a C for maths this year, which he has never had before. Seems that more C's are to be expected for Queensland kids? Would you agree? I know that there were still several children in his class with B's and A's, so it may have just been mine, not sure. Some parents are cagey about grades.

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    The school my DS attends implemented the new curriculum last year, so DS started prep with the new expectations/teaching last year ... it hasn't been a shock for them heading into Grade One. Going from what his teacher has said he should be at level for most things, but his reading is above average, so I'm sort of expecting a better result there.

    I guess I'll find out tomorrow.

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    Mostly Bs with a C in Science and an A for music. She normally gets Bs with the occasional A or C thrown in.

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    C is the mark your child should be getting isn't it? We were told "aim for and celebrate C". Works for us

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    I'm a NSW teacher and the PP who said to celebrate a C is spot on. A C means you have achieved satisfactory competence in that area. A B is regarded as a high level and an A is outstanding. A's are pretty hard to get.

    It's hard for parents to see just those letters but you need to understand what each one means. We've just moved from using words to describe levels of competence (A is outstanding, B is high, C is sound, D is basic and E is limited). My reports go out on Monday and I awarded very few A's and E's. I'm sure there will be some concerned parents but you should be proud of a C!

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    We don't do A-E grading at my school! Thank god!

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    What does your school do BigRed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chippa View Post
    What does your school do BigRed?
    We shade where the child is up to in regards to stage outcomes.

    My boss refused to do A-E as we are in a very disadvantaged area. Most kids would get E, which we decided as a staff was too demoralising for the kids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    We shade where the child is up to in regards to stage outcomes.

    My boss refused to do A-E as we are in a very disadvantaged area. Most kids would get E, which we decided as a staff was too demoralising for the kids.
    Totally understandable I sooo hate awarding E's and very rarely do it. Will that have to change with the national curriculum?

    Sorry to hijack your thread OP!

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    My DD is in grade 3 also. She got mostly C's. A few B's and one A for music. All of her efforts were high and excellent so I'm happy with that.

    I don't like the grading. I know C is good and I'm happy with her report but a C will always sound like a C to me. Does that make sense? To me it still sounds a bit below average.


 

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