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COMMENTS: Attitude toward Learning
1=In order to help #N improve, #h attitude towards learning will need to improve. #E must develop a sense of urgency and complete all assignments on time and to the best of #h ability.
2=#N works hard to prepare #s for every aspect of class and #e participates regularly in discussions.
3=#N has an inconsistent attitude towards learning. Some days #e is very focused and responsible for #h learning, but other days this is not evident.
4=#N has a positive attitude towards #h learning. This is evident through #h questioning, #h response to teacher feedback, and through #h diligent approach to homework.
5=#N maintains a hardworking attitude both in and out of the classroom.
6=By not taking notes, #e is left with whatever remnant of what #e hears, but with nothing to study.
7=#N needs to stay attentive to the tasks at hand in the classroom. #E has been easily distracted recently and is often discussing or bringing up random conversation while the class is trying to focus on new concepts being introduced.
8=#N does not find mathematics an easy subject, as #h test results have reflected, but #e should be commended on the positive attitude #e has kept with #h studies. I am confident that #e will be rewarded in the future with better results.
9=My perception is that #N is a bright young #gender who chooses to "coast",rather than expend the mental energy to excel. I am confident that if #e made a reasonable effort #h could achieve outstanding scores.
10=#Class is not an easy subject for #N, but I admire #m for #h willingness to persevere and not give up.
11=#N's attitude toward schoolwork is inconsistent and continues to need guidance and encouragement.
12=#N must realize that self-discipline is key to success and happiness at school.
13=#N must try to develop a more positive attitude towards work rather than attempting to distract other members of the class.
14=#N is bright and full of enthusiasm - #e is a joy to have in class!
15=It is to #h credit that #e seeks help regularly when #e finds that #e is having difficulty with the material.
16=I would like #m to be more assertive about asking questions when solutions elude #m , and not let difficulties build up over time until they become overwhelming.
COMMENTS: Bad Test
1=I don't know if you've already seen #N's scores on MyBackPack, but I wanted to make sure that you were aware that #e had a poor performance on the #Goalnum test of the goal.
2=#N is also missing #? homework assignments, which no doubt is a contributing factor in #h poor performance on this last test.
3=Encourage #m to come in for help if #e is still confused about the concepts covered in the test; I am more than willing to guide #m through the problems #e missed.
4=#E has already approached me about getting help on the problems that were missed, which is a very good sign.
5=Remember that it is only the #Goalnum test, so there is still ample time for #N to improve #h grade for the goal.
6=Thank you, and don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns about #N's progress in #class.
7=#N left several problems blank; I'm not sure if #e didn't know how to do them or #e ran out of time.
COMMENTS: Behavior
1=I do wish that #N would work on #h overall classroom behavior. #H exuberance for class and #h classmates sometimes gets in the way of learning. I encourage #N to continue to work on #h focus and behavior in class.
2=I am happy that #N is continuing to participate more in class. #N has wonderful comments to make in class and I encourage #m to continue to use #h voice in class discussions.
3=In addition, I see #N giving consistent daily effort in class. #E is on-task and enthusiastic about whatever our topic of study is for the day.
4=It is clear that #N takes pride in #h work. I appreciate how hard #N works in class and on homework assignments. However, I would like to challenge #N to work more in depth on homework during the next goal.
5=While I appreciate #N's positive participation, #e sometimes needs to be more attentive and avoid unnecessary conversations during class.
6=I appreciate #N positive attitude. However, #h organization can interfere with #h classroom success. I would like to help #N during break or lunchtime during the next goal to help #m be (and stay) organized.
7=I would like to see #N be more diligent about turning in homework on time. Remember, it's written on the board, and on our website, and I encourage #m to use #h planner everyday.
8=#N needs to stay attentive to the tasks at hand in the classroom. #E has been easily distracted recently and is often discussing or bringing up random conversation while the class is trying to focus on new concepts being introduced.
9=#N is capable of achieving good results when concentrating but must avoid the tendency to daydream.
10=#N must realize that self-discipline is key to success and happiness at school.
11=During this past goal, #N's attention was divided at times and #e would be talkative with a friend in class. #E was easily redirected back to #h work, but it did become a consistent issue.
COMMENTS: Character
1=#E shows respect for teachers and peers.
2=#E always willing to help a classmate.
3=#E shows good citizenship by assisting other students.
4=#E can be depended on to do what #e is asked to do.
5=#N needs to be more sensitive to the students around #m.
6=#N is distracting to the students around #m.
7=#N is a valued member of our class.
8=#N makes friends easily.
9=#N is a conscientious, hardworking student.
10=#N has trouble staying on track.
11=#N is a delightful young lady;
12=#N needs to be more assertive and develop the self-confidence to express opinions and ideas more readily.
13=@N's sense of humor and enthusiasm are priceless - I always look forward to seeing #m every day!
COMMENTS: Closing comments
1=In short, #N is doing everything right and I am confident that #e will continue to do so.
2=#E is an amazing student, and #e truly shines in this class!
3=#E has had a terrific goal, and I am confident that #e will continue to be successful as we progress through the #goalnum goal!
4=As a challenge for #N, I would like to see #m share more of #h ideas in class.
5=#N has not had the best goal and is working below #h potential. I'd really like to see #m ramp up #h efforts during the #goalnum semester.
6=I am very happy to have #N in class this year and look forward to #h continued success during the #goalnum goal!
7=#N's enthusiasm and sense of humor help to make the class interesting and fun.
8=It is a joy to have #N in class, and I look forward to #h success during the #goalnum goal!
9=I am very happy to have #N in class this year!
10=I am confident that with a good effort, #N can improve #h understanding and scores during the #goalnum goal.
11=I am confident that #N will continue to have good success as we progress through the #goalnum goal.
12=I'm hoping that #N will put forth the effort necessary to reach #h potential during the #goalnum goal!
13=Encourage #N to see me during TAP/AE or Office Hours when #e finds that #e is having difficulty understanding the material.
14=Encourage #m to see me before school or during Office Hours whenever #e finds that #e is not comfortable with the material.
15=Sometimes a few minutes of consultation on homework difficulties before school can be of great help in increasing understanding. I encourage #m to do that on a regular basis.
16=It is to #h credit that #e seeks help regularly when #e finds that #e is having difficulty with the material.
17=Encourage #N to put forth #h very best effort as we finish out the final short goal in calculus!
18=Encourage #m to keep up the good work!
19=It is a pleasure to work with a scholar who takes such an active role in #h own learning.
20=I hope to see #N finish the semester with a strong effort.
COMMENTS: Closing Comments 2
1=I wish #N all the best for next year, and look forward to hearing about #h progress in mathematics.
2=It has been a pleasure teaching #N this year and I wish #m all the best for #h future studies.
3=#E is wonderful to have in class and I wish #m all the best in all #h future endeavors!
4=It has been a pleasure teaching #N this year and I wish #m all the best for #h future studies.
5=Learning the #Class concepts has proven to be difficult for #N, but despite the difficulty, #e always puts forth #h best effort and doesn't give up. #H motivation to learn and work hard is an admirable asset.
COMMENTS: Closing comments Goal 4
1=I am very proud of all you have accomplished; keep up the fine work next year in #?!
2=#E is an amazing student, and #e truly shines in this class!
3=#E has had a terrific goal, and I am confident that #e will continue to be successful as #e continues #h mathematical studies.
4=As a challenge for #N, I would like to see #m share more of #h ideas in class next year.
5=I am very happy to have #N in class this year and look forward to #h continued success in #?.
6=#N's enthusiasm and sense of humor helped to make the class interesting and fun.
7=It is a joy to have #N in class, and I know #e will continue to be successful as #e continues #h mathematical studies next year!
8=I am very happy to have #N in class this year!
9=I would encourage #N to see me for help or attend TAP or AE when #e finds that #e is having difficulty understanding the material.
10=Encourage #m to see me or attend TAP or AE whenever #e finds that #e is not comfortable with the material.
11=Sometimes a few minutes of consultation on homework difficulties before school can be of great help in increasing understanding. I encourage #m to do that on a regular basis.
12=#N has performed very well throughout the year in geometry, and has laid an excellent foundation for #h future studies in mathematics.
13=#N's work ethic and effort have been consistent throughout the year, and #e has shown tremendous growth in #h problem solving and ability to connect the ideas.
14=#H work ethic and effort have been consistent, and #e has shown tremendous growth in #h problem solving and ability to connect the ideas.
15=#H work ethic and effort have been consistent throughout the course, and #e has shown tremendous growth in #h problem solving and ability to connect the ideas.
COMMENTS: Closing comments Online Goal
1=I am very proud of all you have accomplished; keep up the fine work next year in #?!
2=#E is an amazing student, and #e truly shines in this class!
3=#E has had a terrific goal, and I am confident that #e will continue to be successful as we progress through the #goalnum goal!
4=As a challenge for #N, I would like to see #m share more of #h ideas in class.
5=#N has not had the best goal and is working below #h potential. I'd really like to see #m ramp up #h efforts during the #goalnum semester.
6=I am very happy to have #N in class this year and look forward to #h continued success during the #goalnum goal!
7=#N's enthusiasm and sense of humor help to make the class interesting and fun.
8=It is a joy to have #N in class, and I look forward to #h success during the #goalnum goal!
9=I am very happy to have #N in class this year!
10=I am confident that with a good effort, #N can improve #h understanding and scores during the #goalnum goal.
11=I am confident that #N will continue to have good success as we progress through the #goalnum goal.
12=I'm hoping that #N will put forth the effort necessary to reach #h potential during the #goalnum goal!
13=I would invite #N to see me during Tutorial Assistance, Academic Enrichment, or see me during Flex periods when #e finds that #e is having difficulty understanding the material.
14=I would invite #m to see me during my online office hours when #e finds that #e is not comfortable with the material.
15=Sometimes a few minutes of consultation on homework difficulties before school can be of great help in increasing understanding. I encourage #m to do that on a regular basis.
16=Encourage #N to put forth #h very best effort as we finish out the final goal in geometry!
17=Encourage #N to put forth #h very best effort as we finish out the final short goal in calculus!
18=Encourage #m to keep up the good work!
19=It is a pleasure to work with a scholar who takes such an active role in #h own learning.
20=I hope to see #N finish the semester with a strong efffort.
COMMENTS: EXAM Comments
1=#N did an outstanding job on #h #exam exam; it was clear that #e mastered all the concepts we covered during first semester.
2=#N's near perfect #exam reflected an exceptional understanding of the concepts.
3=#N's #exam exam revealed #Adjective2 understanding of the material we covered during the first semester.
4=#N struggled with the #exam exam, but that is not unusual for someone that has found #class to be a difficult subject throughout the course. It is a comprehensive exam, which requires students to apply nearly all the concepts we have learned. This is not an easy task if a student has weak areas.
5=#N's #exam exam was well written and reflected much effort and preparation.
6=#N's #exam exam was well written, although it revealed some areas that needed further attention.
7=#N struggled more with some parts of the #exam exam than I would have anticipated.
8=#N's #exam exam results did not meet my expectations, but I suspect that #e did not prepare adequately for the exam.
9=#N's #exam exam results were disappointing, but I suspect that #e did not prepare adequately for the exam (one or more of the review assignments were not turned in).
10=#N's #exam exam results were not what I would have expected, but perhaps absences also played a role in #h below-average performance.
11=#N's #exam exam results were not what I would have expected, but perhaps absences also played a role in #h below-average performance.
COMMENTS: General Comments
1=There is one aspect of #N's performance that I would like to see improved: #e needs to make use of class time, when given, to start working on homework. #E has a tendency to socialize or otherwise waste that valuable time. This is the "prime-time" to get a good start on the homework, ask questions and achieve a better understanding and #e should be taking advantage of it; this is particularly true during exam review week.
2=To improve #h test and quiz performance, #N needs to complete the homework thoroughly and check the odd answers in the book, listen carefully when we go over the even problems in class, and seek extra help when #h scores begin to decline. Sometimes a few short extra-help sessions can make all the difference.
3=#N has a positive attitude towards school, and #e completes #h work with quality in mind.
4=#N uses class time constructively; #e never has any difficulty staying on task when the opportunity is given for practice or homework.
5=#N is quite industrious and makes #h personal best effort on a daily basis.
6=#N seems to have great difficulty staying on task and allows #s to be easily distracted.
7=#N tends to work too quickly, which often results in careless mistakes.
8=#N's overall grade has dropped #? points since the end of goal #?.
9=#N has managed to improve #h overall grade by #? points since the end of goal #?.
10=#Class is a difficult subject for some students, and I know that #N is occasionally disappointed with #h results. Although there isn't any formula to guarantee outstanding grades, #N is making an excellent effort and I am hopeful that #e will achieve scores that meet #h expectations.
11=#N continues to participate in class activities with enthusiasm, motivation, and a wonderful sense of humor!
12=#N participates eagerly in discussions, but often needs reminders to settle down and focus on the relevant topic.
13=At times #h test scores are compromised because of algebraic errors. #E is not alone in this respect and we continue to address these common errors in class.
14=At times #h test scores are compromised because of algebraic errors. #E is not alone in this respect and we continue to address these common errors in class.
15=Although #N has earned a high homework average, it hasn't generally resulted in satisfactory assessment scores. This could be because #e is not following up by checking answers and asking questions when solutions elude #m.
16=#N is not at all engaged in the class during disucssions. #E is often distracted by #h cell phone, laptop, or other device, or is socializing at inappropriate times.
17=There is no doubt that absences have been a factor for #N; #e has accumulated #? absences during this past goal. It is very difficult to keep up with the pace of the class after missing that many classes.
18=#H work ethic and effort have been consistent, and #e has shown excellent growth in #h problem solving skills and the ability to connect the ideas.
19=#H work ethic and effort have been consistent during the year, and #e has shown tremendous growth in #h problem solving skills and ability to connect the ideas.
20=I am happy to see that #N is using the "Quiz Me" feature of MyMathLab to practice the concepts on #h own. This shows that #e is truly motivated to understand and master the material.
COMMENTS: Geometry Quiz Difficulties
1=#N could not consistently identify relationships between angles formed by lines and transversals.
2=#N had difficulty applying the properties of parallel lines and triangles to solve for missing variables.
3=#N had difficulty with the proofs - #e should see me for help on this.
4=Good improvement on this test, #N!
5=Good job, #N!
6=GREAT job, #N!!!
7=#N had difficulty throughout this test; #e needs to review this material and seek help.
8=#N misinterpreted the instructions on one section of the quiz; #e must remember to read each problem CAREFULLY!
COMMENTS: Goal 4 Final Comments
1=I am very happy to have had #m in class this year; #e has a delightful sense of humor, is always involved in a positive way, and #e does #h best.
2=It has truly been a pleasure to have #N in class this year; #e is a very hard worker, conscientious, and #e never gives up.
3=I know that #class was a very challenging for #m but #e never gave up and I appreciate #h willingness to persevere.
4=Have a great summer, #N, and best of luck in the coming school year!
5=By doing well in #class, #N has built a solid foundation upon which to continue #h studies in mathematics.
6=Considering #N's work during the entire year, #e has made good progress in #h mathematical skills and should be well prepared for the next level.
7=I am very happy to have had #N in class this year; have a great summer, #N, and good luck in your classes next year!
8=Best of luck in the coming school year, #N!
9=#N is a very bright young #Gender and I know that with a modicum of effort #e could do very well in #class. Although it is too late for this year, I'm hoping that #e will put in sufficient effort to reach #h considerable potential during the next school year.
10=#H work ethic and effort have been consistent, and #e has shown tremendous growth in #h problem solving and ability to connect the ideas.
11=I would advise #N in future courses to work every homework problem in as much depth as possible, then check answers and seek help immediately if solutions elude #m.
COMMENTS: Homework Effort
1=#N's homework effort needs to improve; #h daily homework average was #?, which is low for this class. Students should strive to maintain a very high daily average, which is not difficult to do if they just make an honest effort to attempt all the problems, show work and submit homework on time. I hope to see students with an average in the high 90's (homework is graded on completion, not accuracy).
2=I was pleased with #N's homework effort; #e has been thorough in #h work throughout the goal.
3=#N is meticulous in #h homework effort; it is clear that #e truly strives for understanding when completing it. That dedication is reflected in #h test and quiz scores.
4=#N's assignments are always well done; #e shows necessary detail, draws diagrams, and #h work is organized and neat.
5=#N's homework is often done haphazardly, showing very little detail and not exhibiting a deep understanding of the material.
6=#N needs to complete each assignment as thoroughly as possible, check #h answers, and most importantly - follow up by asking questions when solutions elude #m.
7=#E has made a very good homework effort; #e shows necessary work and it is clear that #e is thinking #h way through the exercises.
8=Homework is too often turned in late, or is not fully completed.
9=I would like to see #N show more detail in #h homework: show all algebraic equations and steps when solving, draw diagrams, and show evidence that #e is really thinking #h way through the problems.
10=#N's homework effort is very good, but #e does not always complete it with adequate understanding.
11=#N usually did well with #h homework effort, but #e did have #? missing assignments during the goal; #e must make sure to turn in each assignment on time so that #e can get the most benefit from them.
12=#N had many missing assignments during the goal; #e must make sure to turn in each assignment on time so that #e can get the most benefit from them.
13=#N's homework effort is usually very good, but there were #? missing assignments during the goal.
14=. In fact, the quality of #h homework is unsurpassed - #e shows all #h work in an organized manner, and #h diagrams are beautifully drawn.
15=There is room for improvement in #h homework effort - #e had several incomplete and/or late assignments during the goal. #N should make sure #e turns in every assignment on time and as complete as possible to get the full benefit and credit.
16=#N has turned in #h homework, but #e does not always complete it with adequate understanding; this is where tutorials would be of great benefit.
17=#N's homework is usually turned in on time, but often it is not completed with adequate understanding (homework is graded on completion, not accuracy). It would be helpful for #m to seek help when #e finds that #e is not achieving complete comprehension.
18=The concepts we study in #class are cumulative, so by not preparing adequately for class, #N is establishing a dangerous pattern if #e wishes to reach #h full potential in this course.
19=#N makes #h personal best effort on a daily basis. #H daily homework average of #? speaks to #h constant dedication.
20=Students should strive to maintain a very high daily average, which is not difficult to do if they just make an honest effort to attempt all the problems, show work, and turn it in on time (homework is graded on completion, not accuracy).
COMMENTS: Homework II
1=The result from the lack of homework completion shows up in the lower test and quiz grades, since #e has not learned the process to solve the problems analytically, and when the problems get tougher #e is unable to guess the answers.
2=Particularly in #class, it is important that students put in the practice to understand the concepts, and have experience with the small differences that can occur with the same concept in different situations.
3=#N's work was often very disorganized and did not always show appropriate work to support #h answers.
4=#N's work was at times so disorganized and messy that I found it impossible to award any partial credit. #E really needs to concentrate on working neatly so that #h work can be followed and #e can earn as much credit as possible, even if the final answer is incorrect.
5=It is to #h credit that #e seeks help regularly when #e finds that #e is having difficulty with the material.
6=#E is very thorough in #h homework effort; it is clear that #e takes #h work seriously, with the goal of achieving a high level of understanding.
7=#N, We are at the mid-point of Goal 2, and your current average is #?. You have had #? late homework assignments so far, and #? are still missing. Please turn in the missing assignments as soon as possible. I encourage you to make homework a top priority going forward.
8=#N, homework is worth 10% of your final grade and is graded on completion and effort only. Completing the assignments thoroughly and on time will likely lead to an increase in your understanding of the material and your achievement on assessments.
COMMENTS: Interests and talents
1=#N has a well-developed sense of humor; #h lively sense of humor helps to make the class interesting and fun!
2=#N holds many varied interests.
3=#N has an impressive understanding and depth of knowledge about #h interests.
COMMENTS: Midgoal Comment1
1=Scores in geometry are now up to date on Canvas.
2=#N has struggled with the material during the first half of the #goalnum goal.
3=#N had a very low score on the #goalnum test of the goal, which caused #h overall score to drop significantly.
4=#N had #adjective score on the first and (at this writing) only test of the goal.
5=#N generally completes #h homework, but not with sufficient understanding.
6=#E really needs to make it a priority to seek help more frequently, particularly before a test or quiz. #E can see me, attend Academic Enrichment after school, or Tutorial Assistance Program (TAP) during #h free block.
7=#E really needs to make it a priority to see me for help more frequently, particularly before a test or quiz.
8=#N's scores have dropped significantly during the #goalnum goal in #class; overall, #h average has fallen #? points since the end of the #goalnum goal.
9=My recommendation would be that #e complete homework as thoroughly as possible, and see me in the morning before school so that I can go over it more thoroughly and point out areas of misunderstanding before #e takes a quiz or test.
10=#N's homework effort needs to improve; #h daily homework average of #? is low for this course.
11=#N has struggled with the material; my recommendation would be that #e complete homework as thoroughly as possible, and see me in the morning before school (if possible) so that I can go over it more thoroughly and point out areas of misunderstanding before #e takes a quiz or test.
12=#N will have ample opportunity to improve #h grade; there will be at least 2 more tests and several more quizzes to go before the end of the goal.
13=Please encourage #N to see me for help on a frequent basis until #e gets back on track!
14=#N is a bright young #gender, but #e needs to prepare more thoroughly in order to be successful on the tests and quizzes, especially as the material becomes more conceptual.
15=With a good effort, I'm sure that #N can improve #h scores before the end of the goal.
16=Encourage #m to see me for help whenever #e finds that #e is having difficulty.
17=#N has made #adjective2 progress during first half of the #goalnum goal in Geometry.
18=#E also needs to organize #h work; it is very difficult to follow at times, so #e may be missing out on partial-credit opportunities.
19=#N needs to try to stay focused in class; #e often misses important information because of daydreaming or distractions.
20=With two more tests and several quizzes yet to take, there is ample time for #N to improve #h grade. I am confident that #e can raise #h grade before the end of the goal.
COMMENTS: Midgoal Comment1 Remote
1=#N has struggled with the material during the first half of the #goalnum goal.
2=#N had a very low score on the #goalnum assessment of the goal, which caused #h overall score to drop significantly.
3=#N had #adjective score on the first and (at this writing) only test of the goal.
4=#N generally completes #h homework, but not with sufficient understanding.
5=#E really needs to make it a priority to seek help more frequently, particularly before an assessment. #E can see me, attend Academic Enrichment after school, or Tutorial Assistance Program (TAP) during Flex - all of which can be attended virtually via Zoom while we are in remote learning mode.
6=#E really needs to make it a priority to see me for help more frequently, particularly before a test or quiz.
7=#N's scores have dropped significantly during the #goalnum goal in #class; overall, #h average has fallen #? points since the end of the #goalnum goal.
8=#N's homework effort needs to improve; #h daily homework average of #? is low for this course.
9=#N has struggled with the material; my recommendation would be that #e complete homework as thoroughly as possible, and ask questions in class when solutions elude #m.
10=#N will have ample opportunity to improve #h grade; there will be several more assessments before the end of the goal.
11=Please encourage #N to see me for help on a frequent basis until #e gets back on track!
12=#N is a bright young #gender, but #e needs to prepare more thoroughly in order to be successful on the assessments, especially as the material becomes more conceptual.
13=With a good effort, I'm sure that #N can improve #h scores before the end of the goal.
14=Encourage #m to see me for help whenever #e finds that #e is having difficulty.
15=When #N is focused and engaged, #h insightful comments reveal a high level of intellectual curiosity.
16=#N has made #adjective2 progress during first half of the #goalnum goal in Geometry.
17=#E also needs to organize #h work; it is very difficult to follow at times, so #e may be missing out on partial-credit opportunities.
18=#N needs to try to stay focused in class; #e often misses important information because of daydreaming or distractions.
19=With two more assessments yet to take, there is ample time for #N to improve #h grade. I am confident that #e can raise #h grade before the end of the goal.
COMMENTS: Midgoal Comment2
1=The material that we will cover during the last half of the goal (areas and volumes) will be some of the most challenging of the course because they require a solid understanding of previously learned concepts. If the student has weaknesses in those areas, #e will probably continue to struggle with the new material. Encourage #N to see me for help on a frequent basis as we finish out the course. #E can see me in Academic Enrichment after school or during Flex, or attend AE during a free block.
2=#N's scores are now up to date on Canvas. #E has had below average scores on #h first two quizzes and test. Encourage #m to see me during AE or Flex, or before school in order to help #m get back on track with #h scores. There is still time for #m to improve #h overall grade before the end of the goal, and with a good effort I'm sure #e'll be successful. Feel free to reply if you have any questions.
3=#N has begun to find the recent material to be more challenging. Unless #e prepares more thoroughly and/or seeks help #e will continue to experience difficulty as the material becomes more abstract and conceptual.
4=#E can also attend TAP (Tutorial Assistance Program) or AE (Academic Enrichment) after school, or see me during Flex.
5=#H homework effort has been lacking; #h daily homework average of #? ranks near the bottom of the class. #H attitude about the class is much too casual - #e needs to make it a priority to complete homework and take advantage when time is given in class to practice new concepts - neither of which #e does on a consistent basis.
6=I firmly believe that #N is giving it #h best effort, but #class is proving to be a very difficult subject for #m. #E is asking questions in class and seeking help frequently. Encourage #m to continue to work hard and I will continue to be available to help #m whenever I can.
7=To #h credit, #e has been asking questions in class and seeking help frequently.
8=Encourage #N to see me more frequently for tutorials until #e gets back on track.
9=#N doesn't seem to be concerned about #h declining grade, at least not outwardly. I would like to see #m show interest by lighting up the class with good questions and/or see me for help.
10=#N has not put in the effort that is necessary to succeed during the #goalnum goal in #class.
11=#E had a low score on the first test of the goal, which has significantly impacted #h grade.
12=#E had an opportunity to take a re-test, which would have helped to improve #h grade, but for some reason chose not to do so.
13=I would highly recommend that #N do a re-test on the #goalnum test of the goal. #E should see me for help before taking it; if #e successfully re-takes the test and demonstrates improved understanding, it would significantly improve #h overall grade (the scores would be averaged).
14=#N has made #adjective progress during the first half of the #goalnum goal.
15=#E is making a great effort and #e scored well on the #goalnum #?.
16=Encourage #N to keep up the good work!
17=Even though #h homework has been completed, #h scores clearly indicate that #e is not completing it with adequate understanding. #N must follow through by asking questions in class when #e does not obtain correct answers, or seek help outside of class.
18=#N, We are at the mid-point of Goal 2, and your current average is #?. You have had #? late homework assignments so far, and #? are still missing. Please turn in the missing assignments as soon as possible. I encourage you to make homework a top priority going forward.
19=#N, homework is worth 10% of your final grade and is graded on completion and effort only. Completing the assignments thoroughly and on time will likely lead to an increase in your understanding of the material and your achievement on assessments
COMMENTS: Midgoal Comment2 Remote
1=The material that we will cover during the last half of the goal (areas and volumes) will be some of the most challenging of the course because they require a solid understanding of previously learned concepts. If the student has weaknesses in those areas, #e will probably continue to struggle with the new material. Encourage #N to see me for help on a frequent basis as we finish out the course. #E can see me in Academic Enrichment after school or during Flex, or attend AE during a free block.
2=#N has begun to find the recent material to be more challenging. Unless #e prepares more thoroughly and/or seeks help #e will continue to experience difficulty as the material becomes more abstract and conceptual.
3=#E can also attend TAP (Tutorial Assistance Program) or AE (Academic Enrichment) during Flex, via Zoom while we are in remote learning mode.
4=#H homework effort has been lacking; #h daily homework average of #? ranks near the bottom of the class. #H attitude about the class is much too casual - #e needs to make it a priority to complete homework and take advantage when time is given in class to practice new concepts - neither of which #e does on a consistent basis.
5=I firmly believe that #N is giving it #h best effort, but #class is proving to be a very difficult subject for #m. #E is asking questions in class and seeking help frequently. Encourage #m to continue to work hard and I will continue to be available to help #m whenever I can.
6=To #h credit, #e has been asking questions in class and seeking help frequently.
7=Encourage #N to see me more frequently for tutorials until #e gets back on track.
8=#N doesn't seem to be concerned about #h declining grade, at least not outwardly. I would like to see #m show interest by lighting up the class with good questions and/or see me for help.
9=#N has not put in the effort that is necessary to succeed during the #goalnum goal in #class.
10=#E had a low score on the first test of the goal, which has significantly impacted #h grade.
11=#E had an opportunity to take a re-test, which would have helped to improve #h grade, but for some reason chose not to do so.
12=#N has made #adjective progress during the first half of the #goalnum goal.
13=#E is making a great effort and #e scored well on the #goalnum #?.
14=Encourage #N to keep up the good work!
15=Even though #h homework has been completed, #h scores clearly indicate that #e is not completing it with adequate understanding. #N must follow through by asking questions in class when #e does not obtain correct answers, or seek help outside of class.
COMMENTS: Midgoal Comments GOOD
1=#N has had a great start to the #goalnum goal; #e has managed to improve #h grade by #? points since the end of the #goalnum goal. It is clear that #N is making an effort to improve, and I am very happy to see #m having this success. I would encourage #m to not hesitate to see me on an ongoing basis outside of class as we progress through the remainder of the goal to help keep #m moving in the right direction - often just a few minutes of consultation can be a great help to understanding.
2=Encourage #m to keep up the good work!
COMMENTS: Midyear Exam
1=#N's performance on the cumulative midyear test showed #adjective understanding of the material we covered during the first semester.
2=#N had difficulty with the cumulative midyear test; which is not unusual for a student that has at times found the concepts of #class to be challenging throughout the semester.
COMMENTS: More General Comments
1=#N has a positive attitude towards school.
2=#E uses class time constructively.
3=#E consistently makes #h personal best effort on a daily basis.
4=#E completes work with quality in mind.
5=#N tends to work too quickly, which often results in careless mistakes.
6=#E completes work with quality in mind.
7=I’m glad that you’re in my class again and I’m looking forward to working with you for the rest of the year.
COMMENTS: Needs - Attitude - not good
1=#N had ups and downs in quarter 3. In fact, #e had ups and down all year. On the one hand, #N can go through spells of working regularly, dropping by autonomous time for questions and having mature and focused conversations with peers, but on the other hand there are also periods of time where #N is falling behind, not completing #h homework, and wasting precious class time.
2=#N's trajectory in AP Calculus AB is slightly under expectations. After a very strong start to the year, it appears that #h priorities shifted and #e wasn't always prepared properly for assessments. At the beginning of the year #N showed that #e was ahead of the material, but since then other choices seem to have taken over and #e has fallen behind.
3=As I read through my quarter 1 comments, I realize with a bit of sadness that #N has unfortunately fallen to the exact pattern I was predicting and warning #m about. #E is a talented math student who probably hadn't reached a point where serious work was necessary before starting AP Calculus AB. And when it happened #e didn't react promptly; #h grade suffered and #h understanding is now flaky. The good news is that in the last weeks of the year, as we review for the AP Calculus exam,
COMMENTS: Needs - Attitude - ok
1=I want to be able to count on #N to be focused on the FRQ that we are studying now, because even though we are done with the curriculum, there is still a lot to learn and practice regarding the AP Calculus AB exam.
COMMENTS: Needs - Attitude - severe
1=#N hasn't always used #h class time optimally, often sidetracking #h energy to playful chatter with friends. In fact, #h disrespect of others when they speak has reached a severe point lately. #E is constantly speaking out of turn and disrupting the class. We have talked about this problems and then for a few days #h attitude improves. But then #N starts again with #h disrespectful habits.
2=It is rare for me to see a trajectory as fluctuating as #N's has been in AP Calculus AB. One week I will feel like #e is finding every answer and helping others, the next I will discover #e is completely behind the material. One quiz will be great, the next a disaster.
COMMENTS: Needs - extracurricular
1=it was also impressive to see how #N was able to manage both the work of #extracurricular2 and the homework required in AP Calculus AB. #E maintained excellent habits in and out of the classroom and never used the excuse of #extracurricular2 to get special treatment or extended deadlines in math.
COMMENTS: Needs - Performance - Not used to work
1=#N is now at a crossroads : we have a naturally gifted student in mathematics, but a student who doesn't seem to be ready to invest the necessary hours of work to polish #h understanding and adapt to the specific rigors and standardized expectations of the AP Calculus AB exam.
2=My concerns with #N at the beginning of the year were that #h natural strengths in math would impede on #h success due to a lack of effort. I feel like this has partially become true. #N could and should do better, #e probably underestimates the material and under-prepares #s for assessments. Talented students like #m usually do well in college as they shed their bad habits in their new surrounding, were possibilities are far greater than in high school and the end goal far grander. But
3=As often with students who are naturally strong in math, the jump from precalculus to calculus comes as a shock and they aren't ready to accept that they can't completely rely on their natural strength any longer. Of course, there is lots of time still to change this with the aim of being completely successful on the exam in May.
COMMENTS: Needs - Performance - struggling
1=As a math student, #N has never quite gotten rid of "small mistakes" in quizzes and tests that are #h habit. It upsets #m a lot when #e gets the assessments back to discover what #e got wrong and why. Oftentimes, #e had a complete and perfect understanding of the question but somehow wrote a very avoidable mistake. If there is time, #e should always go through the extra-effort of carefully double-checking #h answers, focusing on each word of the question and each step of #h solution.
2=#N had ups and downs in AP Calculus AB in recent months. #H hard work is unfortunately not rewarded with the grades that #e hopes for at the moment.
3=I am under the impression that #N doesn't trust #s enough in math and when we face new problems, #e focuses too much on direct repetition of what we did in the worksheets. The goal is far beyond that and when #N will let #s more liberty to attempt new ways with old tools, #e could discover that math is much more flexible and creative than #e expects.
4=#N acknowledges that math is one of the subjects #e has struggled with in high school, and AP Calculus is not an exception.
COMMENTS: Next Steps - attitude
1=#N has sometimes been showing an attitude in class. I hope that things will turn around as our review for the AP Calculus exam also relies on students taking ownership of their learning
COMMENTS: Next Steps - extracurricular2 / BC
1=Given that #N is involved with the #extracurricular2 team, I hope #e will be able to maintain good work habits and push even deeper to become proficient in all sections of the course.
2=We all know that the #extracurricular2 season is going to be taxing in terms of time and energy, but let's work hard to reap the fruit of the year-long effort we put in the math class.
3=I am counting on #N to focus on AP Calculus in spite of the #extracurricular2 season.
4=I am pleased that #e decided to study the AP Calculus BC material in order to challenge #s even further. Hopefully #h work outside of school pays off and #e successfully nails the BC exam as well as the AB sub-score. In class, #N should continue to focus on the AB material to try to achieve a near-perfect ability to answer any MCQ or FRQ problems, because that could be even more influential in terms of score than the particular content of the BC curriculum.
COMMENTS: Next Steps - future - enouragment/warning
1=#E will need to accommodate time to work regularly in order to be ready. It is the last sprint and every effort put in now has a magnified effect. I am counting on #N to optimize the time #e has in class, ask questions, involve other students and focus on concepts rather than specific exercises. Think positively about math and don't give up!
2=I understand it must not be easy to remain completely focused as a senior after having received an acceptance letter from college. But what got #N into college is not the same as what will keep #N in college and make #m graduate. For the former, #e has shown #e is worthy. For the latter, it will be more dependent on #h attitude, work ethics, etc. I think #N can improve in that respect.
COMMENTS: Next Steps - future - general
1=We are done with all of the content for the year and can now focus entirely on preparing for the AP Calculus AB exam specifically. This will be particularly useful to consolidate #N's understanding and fix key difficulties of the class in order for #m to be completely successful in the May exam.
2=We are now going to zero in on the AP Calculus AB exam. Everything we will do will be specifically targeting typical questions and expectations on the exam. With good work habits and efforts, it will be a period where huge signs of progress will appear for #N.
COMMENTS: Next Steps - future - optimistic
1=#N has all the keys for success, and if #e continues to work steadily in class and at home #e can feel very confident with #h performance on the exam.
2=#N and the rest of the class are now starting the last sprint of the AP Calculus AB class. This is the moment where each decision has a magnified importance. #N seems to be making the right choices at the moment and I urge #m to continue to work hard and stay focused on the material during class. All we do now is directly related to the AP exam and is therefore of paramount importance for #h success in May.
COMMENTS: Next Steps - recommendation for strong
1=As we review for the AP Calculus AB exam, #e can also become a resource for other students in the class. #H bright personality along #h deep understanding of math concepts make for an ideal tutor.
2=I don't have specific recommendations for #m except to keep on doing what #e is doing right now.
COMMENTS: Next Steps - recommendation for weak
1=Regular practice will be important from now on until the exam. I would encourage #N to try to group questions in FRQ that look the same, and study the solutions of such groups. It will help #m build patterns and recognize key words and concepts, as well as identify how exceptions work. Even though the AP Calculus AB exam has some creative sections that are bound to be new and difficult for all students, the bulk of the exam shows classic unsurprising problems that #N will be able to recognize.
2=I urge #N to make sure that the energy in class from now on is aligned with our work and toward the AP Calculus AB exam in May.
COMMENTS: Next Steps - screencasts
1=#E has however found the transition to screencasts rather difficult, as it seems the interactiveness of notes in the classroom was more suited to #h style. This is not unheard of. It should be an occasion for #N to challenge #s and diversify #h abilities.
2=The screencasts we will work on from now on expose real students' thinking processes in previous year exams, and why these processes are or aren't correct. This tool will be very useful to #N to help #m differentiate what is logically sound and what isn't.
COMMENTS: Notetaking
1=#N's notetaking skills need to improve; when I look at #h notes I often see that examples I give at the board are not there, so #e has no resources to look at when #e tries to complete the homework or review for tests.
2=#N does not take notes in class; notes are one of the basic tools of the class and without them #e is left only with whatever remnants of what #e hears (and remembers), but nothing to study.
3=At times #N will ask me how to do a problem, and when I ask #h to show me #h notes so that I can point out an example that I did on the board exactly like that problem, for some reason #e doesn't have it.
4=The reason I lead them through examples at the board is so that students have something to look at when they are on their own at home. If #e would only take complete notes, #e'll find that #e will have some guidance when #e starts the homework.
5=#N is meticulous in #h notetaking; #e is a very organized student and clearly takes pride in #h work. Because of this, #e has a great resource for studying and reviewing for tests and exams.
COMMENTS: Opening sentences
1=#N had inconsistent results during the past goal, but lately there are signs of improvement in #h work.
2=#N made steady progress throughout the #goalnum goal in #class.
3=#N made great strides during the #goalnum goal in #class!
4=After a difficult start, #N has done some excellent work and is now back on target. All in all, it's been a very good goal - well done #N!
5=#N is a conscientious and hard-working member of the class and has put in a steady performance throughout the goal.
6=#N put in a strong effort during the #goalnum goal in #class. I appreciate #h conscientious attitude and willingness to work hard to achieve #adjective2 results.
7=Overall #N is making progress, but there are a few issues with #h time management and homework that #e needs to address.
8=#N made #adjective2 progress during the #goalnum goal in #class.
9=#N's achievement was inconsistent during the #goalnum goal in #class.
10=Unfortunately, #N's scores dropped significantly during the #goalnum goal in #class.
11=#N continued to struggle at times with the concepts that we covered during the past goal, particularly as the material became more complex and required a solid understanding of earlier principles.
12=#N has struggled with some of the material during the #goalnum goal in #class.
13=#N had a solid performance during the #goalnum goal in #class.
14=#N has had done excellent work during the final goal in #class; well done, #N!
15=#N did reasonably well during the #goalnum goal in #class, although #h relaxed homework preparation continues to have a negative impact on #h grades.
16=#N is a highly motivated student who participates in class activities with creativity and a great deal of enthusiasm. #H willingness to lead, organize and inspire others is often seen during discussions.
17=#N struggled at times with some of the topics we covered in #class, but overall #e has made progress during the #goalnum goal.
18=#N started out with strong scores, but had difficulty toward the end of the goal as the material became more complex.
19=#N has done #adjective job during the #goalnum goal in #class, although #e did struggle a bit with the #? test.
20=#N has an outstanding aptitude for mathematics and a great work ethic to go with it. The combination of these traits make #m a top performer in the class
COMMENTS: Opening Sentences 2
1=#N produced #adjective2 results in #class again this goal.
2=#N continues to do a good job in geometry, although #h scores did take a slight downturn near the end of the second goal.
3=Congratulations on a strong start to the academic year, #N.
4=#N always comes to class with a smile, positive attitude, and kind disposition.
COMMENTS: Participation
1=#E is an active presence in the class, and often adds to our discussions with good questions and insightful comments.
2=#N has been active in class discussion, and #e is a catalyst that helps keep others involved and thinking through #h participation in the lessons.
3=#N remains one of our daily discussion leaders, and I anticipate great questions when #h hand is raised.
4=While #N has a positive attitude, I would like to see #m more engaged in class and to ask questions as needed.
5=I wish #N would raise #h hand for something other than to ask "Can I go to the bathroom?".
6=In order to help #m improve, I would like to see more questions being raised during class time.
7=I appreciate the fact that #e is willing to ask questions and take risks during discussions.
8=I would like to see #m become more involved in discussions during the lessons, especially by asking questions as they arise.
9=#N has emerged as a leader during our discussions and #h insights in problem solving are helpful to the entire class.
10=#N is quiet in class, but #e participates by asking questions as they arise.
11=I know that #N is quiet by nature, but I'd like to see #m make some positive noise in class; ask questions and participate in discussions by offering #h insights in solving the problems that we do during the lessons. #E is a bright young #gender and I know #e has some good ideas to share!
12=#N has really emerged as a leader in the class; I can always depend on #m to help keep the discussions moving!
13=I know that #N is quiet by nature, but I'd like to see #m make more of an impact during class by participating in discussions or by offering #h insights in solving the problems that we do during the lessons. I'm sure the class would love to hear from #m and benefit from #h ideas.
14=#N continues to work hard to prepare #s for every aspect of class, but #e could take a more active role during discussions.
15=#N continues to work to prepare #s for class and has played an active role in our discussions.
16=Through participation and questioning, you consistently demonstrate a desire to learn and share your ideas.
17=#E continues to light up the class with positive participation and cooperative contributions to classwork.
18=Too often, however, your comments to your peers are not necessarily moving our conversations into new territory. You can always improve by trying to consistently respond in ways that highlight your listening skills. Looking ahead, I would encourage you to try to refrain from denigrating other students. Remember that every comment of yours should work to improve the depth of our discussions.
19=It is a pleasure to work with a scholar who takes such an active role in #h own learning.
20=Of your many outstanding qualities as a student, I’d argue that your willingness to participate each day is your greatest attribute. You’ve taken on a voluntary, thoughtful, and active role in your own learning by offering up your problem solving strategies on a daily basis.
COMMENTS: Prescriptive Suggestions
1=#N is off to a good start, but with more active participation, I'm sure #e can improve #h scores.
2=To improve critical thinking and application of material for assessments, #N should do #h best to work through difficult homework problems that require multiple steps and concepts.
3=Reviewing definitions, properties, postulates and theorems will be beneficial as we move forward with more difficult independent proof writing.
4=#N should also focus on problems that incorporate algebra (solving systems, factoring, solving quadratics) as these concepts will be seen throughout the year.
5=Additional support from TAP and AE would also benefit #m.
6=#N must be sure to review the important theorems related to each section before taking a quiz or test.
7=#N should carefully review #h notes when preparing for an assessment.
8=#N should never leave a homework questions completely blank! My advice to students who find that they are "stuck" on a problem is: Try something! Draw a diagram, mark it to show congruences or other relationships, set up an equation, write out what you know must be true.
9=To improve critical thinking and application of material for assessments, #N should work through difficult homework problems that require multiple steps and concepts.
10=Reviewing definitions, properties, postulates and theorems will be beneficial as we move forward with more difficult independent proof writing.
11=Additionally, #e should also focus on problems that incorporate algebra (solving systems, factoring, solving quadratics) as these concepts will be seen throughout the year.
COMMENTS: Problem Solving
1=#N approaches challenges with enthusiasm and is willing to retry questions when incorrect.
2=#N has some confidence in #h problem solving but needs to develop more; practice and perseverance will help in this area.
3=#N lacks confidence in problem solving and needs to develop this skill to progress.
4=Sometimes #N misses the obvious when solving a problem; #e needs to step back and look at the "big picture" when analyzing a diagram and try not to get confused by unimportant details.
5=#N should not give up if #h first approach to solving a problem fails; always seek out other alternatives! There are often many ways to solve a problem. With more practice, #e will find a way that works.
6=#N has made great strides in #h problem solving skills over the course of the year; #e approaches problems with enthusiasm and is willing to retry questions when one approach does not succeed.
7=#N began to have difficulty when the concepts started to become more conceptual and less formulaic.
8=It is to #h credit that #e seeks help frequently; I would urge #m to continue doing this.
9=#N began to have more difficulty as the material became more complex; in many instances the problems required multiple steps and relied heavily on previously learned material.
COMMENTS: Quiz Difficulties
1=#N had difficulty finding limits graphically.
2=#N needs to review how to find limits analytically
3=#N needs to review the concept of continuity; #e should see me for help. #E had difficulties identifying discontinuities.
4=#N did not have a good understanding of the Intermediate Value Theorem.
5=#N had difficulty throughout this Text- #e should see me for help!
6=#N clearly has a lot of work to do to catch up; #e should plan on seeing me, going to Tutorial Assistance Program during a free block, or attending Academic Enrichment after school.
7=In some cases, #e lost points by not showing work; when instructed to use algebraic methods, work must be shown.
8=#N had difficulty finding infinite limits.
COMMENTS: Remote Learning Comments
1=#N continued to work hard and #e scored well on #h assessments after we transitioned to remote learning.
2=#N did not keep up with #h work after we went to remote learning.
3=#E was absent for some live online sessions, and some work was missing as well.
4=#N may have gained better understanding if #e had attended my office hours during the remote learning and asked questions about the concepts that were giving #m difficulty. I'm hoping that in the future #N will take advantage of the helps that are available - it can really make a difference.
COMMENTS: Sample project-work sentences
1=#E has worked hard this year on all of #h projects but I was especially impressed with the high-quality of #h #Science-topics assignment.
2=Project-work has been done to a minimum standard and is often handed in late. To improve #e needs to #How-to-improve.
3=Although #h #Science-topics project-work was satisfactory, I do expect #m to do more background research next time.
4=#E produced a very good piece of work for the #Science-topics assignment. We were all very impressed with #h creative and entertaining website designs which were an inspiration to the class.
5=#H project-work has varied considerably, however #h highly-imaginative #Science-topics project was excellent and was displayed in reception at the School Open Day. An excellent achievement #N.
COMMENTS: Sample summing-up sentences
1=#N always tries #h best and has achieved a well-deserved gradel. An excellent performance, #N - keep it up!
2=#N has reached Level #?. This was #h target and #e should be proud of #s. To ensure #e keeps this up next year #e should #How-to-improve.
3=#N has achieved an average level of understanding overall. #E often works below #h best and with a little more effort #e could easily achieve higher scores. To improve #e should #How-to-improve.
4=#N has not had the best of starts this year and is still working at a below average level.. #E rarely completes #h work on time. To achieve more next year #e needs to #How-to-improve.
COMMENTS: Senior Goal 4 Attitude
1=I was pleased with #N's performance throughout the entire year. #E was a catalyst that helped to keep discussions moving in a positive direction.
2=I was pleased with #N's performance throughout the entire year. #E was a leader in #h own quiet way, and I appreciated #h maturity and commitment to learning.
3=I was pleased with #N's performance throughout the entire year. #E was always receptive to new concepts, and I appreciated #h maturity and commitment to learning.
4=I was pleased with #N's performance throughout the entire year. #E was always receptive to new concepts, and I appreciated both #h sense of humor and #h commitment to learning.
5=Although #N is a very bright young #gender, it was evident that #e let things go during the last weeks of the goal and did not work up to #h potential.
6=There were many times when #N had to be rousted from sleeping in class, left the class for long bathroom runs, or was otherwise not focused and ready to learn.
7=#N's homework effort waned during the final short goal, #e had missing assignments, and the homework that was done was very sketchy, not showing adequate preparation.
8=During the year, #N was usually quite focused, but I found that in the final weeks #e allowed #s to be distracted by #h cell phone or talking at inappropriate times.
COMMENTS: Senior Goal 4 Final Exam
1=#N's performance on the final exam was #adjective2, but not unexpected given the struggles that #e had throughout the year in absorbing the concepts of Calculus; it is very difficult to try to put everything together on a comprehensive exam in that situation.
2=#N's poor performance on the final exam reflected inadequate preparation; #e was capable of much better.
3=I was surprised at how #N struggled on some parts of the final exam, but I suspect that #e just didn't prepare as thoroughly as #e should have.
4=#H performance on the final exam showed a very good understanding of all the concepts we covered.
5=#E was one of the few students to be able to waive the final exam because of #h excellent grades; I was happy for #m, but at the same time a bit disappointed because I would have loved to see how #e performed on the exam!
COMMENTS: Senior Goal 4 Mock AP Exam
1=#N's performance on the Mock AP was #adjective2, but not unexpected given the struggles that #e had throughout the year in absorbing the concepts of Calculus; it is very difficult to try to put everything together on a comprehensive exam in that situation.
2=#N's poor performance on the Mock AP exam reflected inadequate preparation; #e was capable of much better.
3=I was surprised at how #N struggled on some parts of the Mock AP exam, but I suspect that #e just didn't prepare as thoroughly as #e should have.
4=#H performance on the Mock AP exam showed a very good understanding of all the concepts we covered.
COMMENTS: Seniors - Goal 4 Achievement
1=#N made #adjective2 progress during the goal; #h test and quizzes showed a very good understanding of the material we covered.
2=#N made #adjective2 progress during the goal, but I feel that with more effort #e could have been very successful.
3=#N made #adjective2 progress during the last goal, which is unfortunate, but not surprising given the poor level of effort and distraction that I observed.
4=Unfortunately, #N had a low score on the only test of the goal, so #h grade dropped since the end of the third goal.
5=I believe that #N may have benefited from tutorials, but #e did not come in for help during the goal.
6=#N continued to make a good effort during the final goal, but #e had difficulty with some of the concepts; perhaps #e would have benefitted from an occasional tutorial. At any rate, #h overall performance throughout the year was very good and #e has gained a good basic understanding of calculus.
7=Despite daily homework average of #?, #N apparently did not adequately absorb the concepts we studied; #h assessments reflected a below average understanding of the material.
8=At a time when many seniors relax their efforts, #N managed to maintain a constant level of effort and worked hard throughout the goal.
9=At a time when many seniors relax their efforts, #N managed to improve #h overall grade by #? points since the end of the #goalnum goal.
COMMENTS: Seniors Closing Comments
1=At any rate, I was very happy to have #N in class this year; best wishes in all your future endeavors!
2=I was very happy to have #N in class this year; #h positive attitude and maturity was appreciated, and #e gained a very good background in calculus that will benefit #m in future studies.
3=Best wishes in all your future endeavors, #N!
4=Even though the last goal was not what I had hoped for #N, I enjoyed having #m in class this year. Best wishes in all your future endeavors!
5=#E has built a solid foundation upon which to continue #h studies of mathematics, if #e so chooses.
6=Considering #N's work during the entire year, #e made good progress in #h mathematical skills and should come away with a solid understanding of differential and integral calculus.
7=Despite #N's diminished effort in the last goal, #e made good progress throughout the course and should take away a good basic understanding of calculus.
COMMENTS: Seniors Final Goal
1=Despite the weak effort that #N displayed during the final goal, I really enjoyed having #m in class this year. Best of luck in all your future endeavors, #N.
2=#N continued to put in #h very best effort throughout the final goal, all the way until the last day of class. I have truly enjoyed having #N in class this year; best of luck in all your future endeavors, #N!
3=Considering #N's work during the entire year, #e made good progress in #h mathematical skills and should come away with a solid understanding of differential and integral calculus.
4=I am very happy to have had #N in class this year; have a great summer, #N, and best of luck in all your future endeavors!
COMMENTS: Seniors Goal 4 Opening
1=#N continued to work hard during the final goal in calculus.
2=I was disappointed by #N's poor performance during the final goal in calculus.
3=#N made #adjective2 progress during the final goal in calculus.
4=#N's efforts seemed to diminish during the final goal; there were several missing or late assignments, which impacted #h daily homework average.
5=#N made below average progress during the final goal in calculus. Given the poor level of effort that I observed (daily homework average was #?), it is not surprising that #h scores were not where they should have been (#N's grade was calculated based on a homework average of 50%, according to DCDS policy).
COMMENTS: Specific Test Difficulties
1=I don't know if you've already seen #N's scores on MyBackPack, but I wanted to make sure that you were aware that #e had a poor performance on the #Goalnum test of the goal.
2=#N is also missing #? homework assignments, which no doubt is a contributing factor in #h poor performance on this last test.
3=Encourage #m to come in for help if #e is still confused about the concepts covered in the test; I am more than willing to guide #m through the problems #e missed.
4=#E has already approached me about getting help on the problems that were missed, which is a very good sign.
5=Remember that it is only the #Goalnum test, so there is still ample time for #N to improve #h grade for the goal.
6=Thank you, and don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns about #N's progress in #class.
COMMENTS: Strengths - Actions
1=Our email exchanges have proven to me that #e is ready to invest huge efforts and considerable time to understand concepts of calculus and apply them fluently.
2=#N managed to find ways to solve exercises that were exclusive to #m among all my students. It's just one example of why I consider #m to be a unique student with striking potential. #E forms #h own meaning and forge #h own path to solve problems.
3=#N is a very capable student in math. #E works consistently and interprets mathematic concepts intimately. #H questions in class show that #e is truly thinking about the problem at hand. They are always geared toward understanding math and logic.
4=#N's priorities are certainly not in the field of math, but #e is always dedicated to #h work in class and receptive to other students' explanations.
5=I also appreciate how receptive #N is to feedback.
COMMENTS: Strengths - Future
1=I am very impressed with #h understanding and #h ability to mix and adapt the strategies we learn in class to the most difficult situations. I am pleased that #e decided to study the AP Calculus BC material in order to challenge #s even further and hopefully receive credits for college. There's no doubt in my mind that #e will be successful if #e maintains the level of discipline, independence and maturity that #e has shown until now.
2=I am impressed at how #e focuses on doing well regardless of outside circumstances. It's all the more notable given that #N was accepted in college early. It shows that #h motivation and drive are deeply rooted in #m.
3=The fact that #e got into college early impacted #h performance by marking a significant decrease in #h efforts at the beginning of quarter 3.
COMMENTS: Strengths - Strong - character
1=#N is a relentless worker with unflagging optimism. #E never disappoints.
2=#N is one of the quiet workers of the class. #E has a natural gift for mathematics. #E likes to avoid the spotlight and therefore most students in the class are probably unaware of how strong #e is.
3=#N seems to be intravenously attached to an inexhaustible drip of happiness, and moreover, it seems to spread from #m to all those who are nearby. #E is a central part of the success in our block this year. #N uses #h time very efficiently in class too, and while #e maintains everybody in high spirits, #e never loses #h focus on the mathematical task at hand.
4=Given #h involvement in several important events at KIS, #N sometimes misses class but #e is always informing me ahead of time and keeping #s up to date.
5=#N has revealed over the months that #e is a most creative and original math thinker. It is gratifying for me to discover students like #m who can rephrase or entirely reinterpret concepts in a personal way. No doubt this will be a valuable asset in the future, where more and more creativity will be expected to be successful.
COMMENTS: Strengths - Strong - high performance
1=#N is a gifted student in mathematics and #e is able to figure out paths to solutions quickly.
2=#N is one of the most high-performing students in all AP Calculus AB classes this year. #H regularity at the top of the grading scale is impressive.
3=#N's way of thinking through problems impressed me from the first weeks of school and things never changed after that. The skills and insight #e displays in mathematics will certainly be useful whatever #e studies later in life; it is a system of logic that applies everywhere.
COMMENTS: Strengths - Strong - success story
1=#N is the success story of this year in AP Calculus AB. #H determination in class, #h willingness to show up during autonomous and sending me emails, and #h relentless efforts at home to study the material of the course are bearing fruit. I can't say how proud I am of #h work in the last eight months.
2=The most rewarding and satisfying thing about #N this year is how #e has been consistently improving in terms of attitude and work in class. I really hope the exam will be the crowning moment in this year of constant improvement.
3=Sometimes I look at students and it amazes me to compare who they were at the beginning of the year and how much they've matured at the end.
COMMENTS: Strengths - Strong - wonderful student
1=#N is a phenomenal student. #E has been a phenomenal student all year. #H previous teachers still remember #m so fondly, it is striking that #e could impress their memories to such a degree. But I am not surprised. #N has never disappointed, not for one minute. #N is a leader by example, naturally and unflaggingly. #E makes it look easy. I admire how #e keeps perspective on everything that happens around #m. There is no false fireworks and no drama.
2=In class, #N approaches math problems with maturity, studies them calmly and is flexible about unexpected circumstances that we haven't specifically practiced. I have complete trust in #h success in AP Calculus AB and beyond #h life at KIS.
COMMENTS: Summer Midterm Report
1=#N has struggled with the material during the first half summer Geometry course.
2=#N generally completes #h homework, but not with sufficient understanding.
3=#E really needs to make it a priority to see me for help more frequently, particularly before a test or quiz.
4=#N started off the course with some good scores, but #h scores have dropped as the material has become more complex.
5=My recommendation would be that #e complete homework as thoroughly as possible, and see me in the morning before school so that I can go over it more thoroughly and point out areas of misunderstanding before #e takes a quiz or test.
6=#N's homework effort needs to improve; #h daily homework average of #? is low for this course.
7=#N has struggled with the material; my recommendation would be that #e complete homework as thoroughly as possible, and see me in the morning before school (if possible) so that I can go over it more thoroughly and point out areas of misunderstanding before #e takes a quiz or test.
8=#N will have ample opportunity to improve #h grade; we still have several more tests and several more quizzes to go before the before the end of the course.
9=Please encourage #N to see me for help on a frequent basis until #e gets back on track!
10=#N is a bright young #gender, but #e needs to prepare more thoroughly in order to be successful on the tests and quizzes, especially as the material becomes more conceptual.
11=During the first half of the summer Geometry course, we covered topics related to basic building blocks of Geometry (points, lines, and planes), developing formal proofs, congruence, and properties of parallel lines.
12=#N has made #adjective2 progress during the first half of the summer Geometry course.
13=#N struggled a bit at first, but has started to make very good progress during the summer Geometry course.
14=#E also needs to organize #h work; it is very difficult to follow at times, so #e may be missing out on partial-credit opportunities.
15=#N needs to try to stay focused in class; #e often misses important information because of daydreaming or distractions.
16=Missing class has caused #N to fall behind a bit; it is important for #m to make up missed work as quickly as possible and see me for help before school if #e has any questions.
17=#H homework effort is excellent and #e participates very well.
18=#N does not hesitate to ask questions, and #h questions are helpful to all the students. #H insights on problem solving are also very helpful to the class!
19=I know I can always count on #N to help keep the discussions moving in a positive direction.
20=I am very happy to have #N in class this summer!
COMMENTS: Summer Midterm Report II
1=#N needs to get #h summer grade up to a 70 in order to avoid re-taking the course; encourage #h to work hard during the last 2 weeks of the class!
2=During the first half of the summer Geometry course, we covered topics related to basic building blocks of Geometry (points, lines, and planes), developing formal proofs, congruence, properties of parallel lines and parallelograms. Deductive reasoning has been emphasized, both in analyzing diagrams and in developing formal proofs.
3=Note: students' scores are now available to view on mybackpack.dcds.edu.
4=#N is picking up the concepts of geometry very well, and really seems to enjoy the class.
5=I am very happy to have #N in class this summer; encourage #m to keep up the good work!
6=#N works very hard and it is clear that #e is dedicated to learning the material.
7=I am very happy to have #N in class this summer - encourage #m to keep up the good work!
8=I would like to see #N become more involved in our discussions, especially by asking questions as they arise.
9=#N has found the more recent material to be quite challenging as the concepts become more complex, particularly in writing proofs.
10=Although #e is one of the youngest students in the class, #e has become a leader in participation, and I appreciate the good questions that #e raises.
11=It is clear that #e is interested in getting all #e can from the course.
12=I know I can always count on #m to help keep the discussions moving in a positive direction.
13=Absences have caused #N to fall behind; missing a day of summer school is like a week (or more) in the regular school year because of the fast pace of the class. At this writing #e has some work to make up; encourage #m to see me for help before or after school if #e needs help catching up.
14=#N displays an excellent understanding of all the concepts we have covered so far. #E has done well on all tests and quizzes, and has been able to complete the most complicated proofs that have been presented.
15=#E shows excellent organizational skills, and #h homework effort is outstanding. #E takes great care to complete every problem, show work, and draw diagrams.
16=Encourage #N to see me before or after school for help, or during the last 10-20 minutes of class when time is devoted to homework.
17=#H scores have been somewhat inconsistent, ranging from #?.
18=For more details on #N's performance, all grades have been posted on Canvas - if you have any questions please feel free to contact me.
COMMENTS: SummerFINAL Report
1=#N made #Adjective2 progress during the summer Geometry course.
2=During the second half of the summer Geometry course, we covered topics related to congruence, parallelograms, methods of proof, including indirect proof, triangle inequalities, similarity, right triangle trigonometry, and properties of circles.
3=#N finished up the summer geometry course with high marks and an excellent understanding of the material we covered.
4=#N continued to work very hard and made #Adjective2 progress during the final weeks of the course.
5=Although #N continued to struggle with the material we covered, #e never gave up and continued to work hard throughout the final weeks.
6=#N's homework was always done beautifully; I've rarely seen such meticulous care in drawing the diagrams and showing all the work. #H homework was really suitable for framing!
7=#N was a dedicated student; #h homework effort was very consistent and work was always done thoroughly. I've rarely seen such beautifully done homework!
8=Through #h hard work, #N was able to improve both #h understanding and #h grade in Geometry this summer. Congratulations, #N!
9=#E showed great interest in learning the material; as evidenced by the questions #e asked, both during class and before or after class.
10=I appreciated #N's many contributions to the class; #h insights and questions raised during class were beneficial to all the students.
11=Although #N is a very bright young #gender, #h homework effort was lacking - #h daily average of #? was very low for this class.
12=At times it didn't really seem as if #e took the class seriously.
13=I would have liked to have seen #N be more attentive in class; at times #e was distracted or not as focused as #e should have been.
14=At any rate, #N did make progress and #e will benefit in the future from having taken this course.
15=At any rate, #N made progress this summer and was able to improve #h overall grade.
16=I'm sure that #N will be well prepared to continue #h studies in Geometry next year.
17=I am very happy to have had #N in class this summer. Enjoy the rest of the summer and best of luck in the coming school year, #N!
COMMENTS: Term Paper
1=#N waited until the last minute to research this paper. #E should start sooner.
2=John did an outstanding job on #h term paper.
COMMENTS: Test Difficulties
1=#N did not have a good understanding of the postulates and theorems that we discussed in class.
2=#N had difficulty with the proofs. Several proofs similar to these were done in class; #e should review #h notes.
3=#N had difficulty applying the various properties to diagrams to set up equations and solve.
4=#N had difficulty throughout this test - #e should see me for help!
5=#N left also several problems blank; I'm not sure if #e didn't know how to do them or #e ran out of time.
6=#N clearly has a lot of work to do to catch up; #e should plan on seeing me, going to Tutorial Assistance Program during a free block, or attending Academic Enrichment after school.
7=#N had great difficulty identifying congruent triangles, which was a basic skill that needed to be mastered for this test.
COMMENTS: Test/Quiz Part II
1=Your grade on the unit test indicates you know how to prepare for this important work, but it demonstrated to me that you pay careful attention in class each day. I'm confident that you'll maintain the high standards that you set for yourself at the beginning of the year.
2=The drop in performance on assessments is a likely a result of the decline of #h day-to-day preparedness and attentiveness.
3=The descrepany between the quiz and test average indicates to me that #e understands the basics of each concept in isolation, but has more difficulty applying the concepts in more diverse situations.
COMMENTS: Test/Quiz Results
1=#H test scores were significantly lower than #h quiz scores; this is not unusual because of the more comprehensive nature of tests - students are required to assimilate and apply more concepts in more diverse ways.
2=#N's quiz scores were significantly lower than #h test scores. This is an unusual situation, but may indicate that #e needs to spend more time preparing and reviewing on a daily basis rather than just when there is a major assessment.
3=#N's test and quiz scores were inconsistent throughout the goal.
4=#N's test and quiz scores were marked by inconsistency throughout the goal; scores ranged from #? .
5=#N understands single concepts, but has difficulty putting them all together on the tests.
6=#N's test and quiz scores have been very consistent throughout the goal and they reflect an excellent understanding of the material.
7=#N has a slow work rate and must make a greater effort to work more quickly.
8=#N's test and quiz scores reflect #adjective2 understanding of the concepts we have covered during the goal.
9=#N has occasionally had difficulty understanding some of the concepts we covered during the goal.
10=#N needs to take careful notes and go over them when doing homework and getting ready for tests and quizzes. Proper review is a very important step that #e should not ignore when preparing for assessments.
11=There was variation in #N's scores, however; #h scores ranged from #?.
12=#N's pop-quiz average was below average, indicating that #e may not be studying or reviewing consistently enough.
13=At times #h test scores are compromised because of algebraic errors. #E is not alone in this respect and we continue to address these common errors in class.
14=There was a significant amount of variation in #N's scores during the goal, with scores ranging from #?.
15=The discrepancy between the quiz and test grades indicates that #e understands the concepts in isolation, but has difficulty synthesizing many ideas and applying them on the test.
16=#N did not take advantage of the opportunity to take a re-test during this goal, something that #e should consider in the future to help improve #h overall score and improve understanding.
17=#E had a below-average score on the #goalnum test of the goal, but other than that , #h performance has been very consistent.
18=However, although #h score on the re-test improved, there were still some gaps in #h understanding and it did not it reflect complete mastery of the material; more frequent tutorials would probably benefit #m.
19=Although there was some inconsistency in #h assessment scores (ranging from 68 - 90), #e generally bounces back from low scores and achieves an adequate understanding.
20=#N understands all of the concepts, but can have some difficulty applying #h knowledge in new situations.
LIST: Adjective
1=an excellent
2=a very good
3=a good
4=an average
5=an adequate
6=a below average
7=a solid
8=a poor
LIST: Adjective2
1=outstanding
2=excellent
3=a high level of
4=very good
5=good
6=average
7=adequate
8=below average
9=a solid
10=poor
LIST: Class
1=geometry
2=Calculus
3=mathematics
LIST: Exam
1=midyear
2=final
LIST: extracurricular
1=cheerleading
2=basketball
LIST: extracurricular2
1=swim
2=soccer
3=musical
4=yearbook
LIST: Gender
1=man
2=lady
LIST: Goalnum
1=first
2=second
3=third
4=fourth
5=final
LIST: How-to-improve
1=focus more in the lessons
2=put more time aside for homework
3=try not to chat during lessons
4=do more project research on the internet
5=develop #h computer skills
6=pay more attention to instructions
LIST: OLD-How-to-improve
1=being more attentive during the lessons.
2=putting more time in preparation outside of class.
3=trying not to lose focus during lessons.
4=checking answers and identify errors.
5=seeking help on a regular basis.
6=paying more attention to instructions.
7=spending more time in preparation.
8=reviewing #h notes on a daily basis.
LIST: Time-period
1=year
2=semester
3=goal
4=1st goal
5=2nd goal
6=3rd goal
7=4th goal
8=1st semester
9=2nd semester
10=midgoal
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