The advantage of the grading systems is that they show a record of achievement and the learning progress and help the teachers and parents to know the student’s capability in academics. A student who scores an A or A minus is student who is doing well. A student who scores C is an average performer. A student with an E is a failure. The limitation of the grading system is that they only tell what a student can do theoretically in class and does not show what the student can do past the class or practically.
The guidelines for developing multiple grading and reporting systems: Communication is the main objective for grading and reporting. The grades should be able to communicate to the parents, teachers and the public on performance of the students. The methods of reporting and grading must offer understandable and accurate descriptions of the learning process. The systems must also offer learning and teaching.
Considerations in conducting parent-teacher conference: The parents ought to talk to their children before the conference begins. They must know if the child has a favorite subject. They must also ask their children if they would prefer to discuss any topic with the teacher. It is always advisable to discuss before the conference begins. The parents should talk with the teachers before the conference begins. The pre-meeting with the teachers helps the parents in share information about their child’s personality, interests and hobbies. The parents must also set priorities by setting questions that are important to them. The parents must also manage their minds while the head to the school. The parents must remind themselves that the trip is for the benefit of their child. They must also prepare for an opening that is friendly. Listening is important because it helps the parents to get information about their child, the school and the teachers. Sometimes the teacher may have a problem with the child, but it is ...Show more