Nearly every parent wants their teenager to achieve their best at school. Well, believe it or not, most teenagers do actually want to do well at school for themselves, as well as to make their parents and friends proud. Some parents will be happy if their child passes, while others will be satisfied with Bs and Cs. And then there are those parents that will settle for nothing less than straight As! By the time they reach high school, most kids will know exactly which subjects they are naturally good at and which ones they find more challenging.
Grading is an art, not an exact science. Even public and private schools will differ in the manner in which grades are awarded—a student receiving an A at one school will not necessarily have displayed the same mastery and effort as another student receiving an A at a different school. Realize that grades are important feedback for your teen. Your student can rejoice in progress made or pay attention to an area that needs additional study. Some assignments lend themselves easily to calculating grades. For example, the answers to most questions on a math test are objectively correct or incorrect. Simply divide the number of correct answers by the total number of questions on the test to calculate a percentage score that easily converts to a letter grade based on your grading scale.
How to Set Realistic Grade Expectations For Your Teenager
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