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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20-06-2013 19:46 #1Senior Member
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Report cards are in - how did your Queensland child fare compared to previous years?
20-06-2013 19:57 #2
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.
20-06-2013 19:58 #3
Mostly Bs with a C in Science and an A for music. She normally gets Bs with the occasional A or C thrown in.
20-06-2013 19:59 #4
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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20-06-2013 20:05 #5
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!
20-06-2013 20:07 #6
We don't do A-E grading at my school! Thank god!
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20-06-2013 20:15 #7
What does your school do BigRed?
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20-06-2013 20:54 #10
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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