Child & Family Development Child & Family Development

January 30, 2015

C&FD educational specialists help with report card time!


It’s time for reports cards from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Gaston County Schools and many regional private schools. Parents sometimes find it difficult to interpret their child‚Äôs progress on a report card.

In grades K-2, it can be particularly hard because oftentimes students are graded by using a numerical system of 1, 2, or 3.  Letter grades and number grades can certainly give information about how a child is progressing. However, it is often more important  to look at the whole picture. For example, if your child is making 1‚Äôs in reading in first or second grade, this indicates they are having difficulty working to grade level standards, which is a concern. If your child earns 2‚Äôs in reading in first or second grade, gather additional information before becoming overly concerned. Ask for a conference with the teacher to find out exactly what your child is having difficulty with in reading.

Reflect on the past 6 months to a year and determine if this has been an ongoing area of concern, or is it something new.

The Child and Family Development team of 3 Master’s level Educational Specialists has teaching and other school experiences and additional certifications.  They can help families interpret a student’s progress and support academic success.  

Mary “Mo” Froneberger, MAT
Jessica DeLing, M.Ed.
Marie Pacini, MAT

Learn more about our tutoring and academic coaching services here.  

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