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COMMENTS: Closing
1=#N always tries #h best and is working close to #h potential. An excellent performance, keep it up!
2=#N usually tries #h best and is working towards #h potential. Good first semester, keep it up!
3=#N is a consistent student who tries #h best. A great first semester, keep it up!
4=#N is a conscientious student who strives to meet #h potential. Excellent work this first semester, keep it up!
5=#N is improving #h ability to focus in class and keep up with class assignments. #E is encouraged to keep striving to meet #h potential.
6=#N should strive to become a more consistent student. #E is encouraged to put forth more effort in class and in preparation for assessments.
7=#N is a consistent student who tries #h best. In order to improve #e should #improve
8=#N usually tries #h best and is working towards #h potential. In order to improve #e should #improve
COMMENTS: Closing Sem 2
1=This was a successful year for #N due to #h excellent organization, effort, and perseverance.
2=#N made excellent progress this semester by putting in extra time and effort to review key concepts and practice foundational skills.
3=#E has refined #h ability to work with others to solve problems and should now focus on sharing this learning during class discussions. #N has improved how #e perseveres through challenges, which is an indication of #h increased confidence in #h number sense.
4=#N has developed the skills needed to model #h thinking and can apply these to real-life problems. #E consistently completes #h homework with care, showing #h thinking in a variety of ways and engaging in class discussions that show #h ability to use a variety of strategies.
5=#E regularly completes #h homework on time but could gain learning opportunities by engaging in follow-up class discussions. #N has improved how #e perseveres through challenges and seeks clarification and assistance when needed.
6=Much of #N's success in mathematics this year has been due to #h engagement during class. #E is a committed student who strives to make connections with prior knowledge as #e constructs concrete and abstract understandings.
7=Engagement during class has been challenging for #N, as #e often has trouble focusing. #E has shown growth in #h ability to follow instructions, self-advocate and work with peers.
8=#N is a committed student who consistently comes to class prepared. #E has recently developed a collaborative approach to working through problems with peers which has aided #h understanding of abstract concepts.
9=With guidance, #N has applied strategies such as modeling to solve real-life problems. To enhance #h learning, #N should work toward being a self-advocate and an engaged member of the class. #E often has trouble focusing during direct instruction and group work. As #h confidence in #h number sense improves, so will #h understanding.
10=This semester #e has refined #h collaborative approach to working on problems with peers which has aided #h understanding of abstract concepts.
11=#N's success this year has been due to #h ability to collaborate with peers. Whether reviewing work or attempting a new problem, #N finds students who will work through problems with #m and engage in academic discussion.
12=Much of #N's success this year has been due to #h commitment to understanding. #E strives to connect prior knowledge with new concepts which leads to comprehensive understanding.
13=This semester, #e has shown more attentiveness during direct instruction and is learning to self-advocate regularly. #H understanding could improve by refining #h skills of keeping an organized notebook and engaging in small group work. #N approaches challenges openly and uses a wide variety of #h own strategies to solve problems.
14=#N is an attentive student who could enhance #h learning by refining #h skills of collaborative group work. #H commitment ensures that #e strives to make connections with prior knowledge as #e forms concrete and abstract understanding.
15=#E could enhance #h learning by engaging in class discussions and seeking help when needed. Much of #N's success this year has been due to #h commitment to making connections with prior knowledge as #e constructs concrete and abstract understanding.
16=#E completes #h homework on time but could gain learning opportunities by engaging in follow-up class discussions. #E would also benefit from self-advocating more regularly. #N works well in small groups, collaborating with peers to find and explain problem-solving strategies.
17=This semester, #e has shown more attentiveness during direct instruction. #N has improved how #e perseveres through challenges and seeks assistance when needed.
18=Much of #N's success this year is due to #h personal drive. Whether working independently or with peers, #N is motivated to produce high-quality work by being fully engaged in #h learning.
19=#N has demonstrated a proficient ability when communicating #h mathematical thinking and explaining how #e solved a problem.
20=This semester, #e has shown more attentiveness during direct instruction and is learning to self-advocate regularly. #H overall ability as a problem solver will grow as #e becomes more independent as a learner.
COMMENTS: Expressions and Equations
1=#N did very well in our Expressions and Equations Unit. #E did particularly well in #exp-skills.
2=#N also did very well in our Expressions and Equations Unit. One of #h strengths was #exp-skills.
3=In our Expressions and Equations Unit, #N showed strength in #exp-skills and is still working on #exp-skills.
4=#N is still developing #h skills from our Expressions and Equations Unit. A relative strength for #m is #Exp-Skills, while #e needs more practice with #exp-skills.
5=#N reassessed on our Expressions and Equations Unit and showed improvement in #exp-skills.
COMMENTS: Intro
1=#N is a dedicated, motivated, and hardworking student. #E is focused and attentive in class and participates actively.
2=#N is a confident, conscientious and enthusiastic student. #E enjoys mathematical challenges and is always eager to extend #h learning.
3=#N is a confident, dedicated mathematics student who is enthusiastic about learning. #E enjoys challenges and is always eager to push #s to extend #h learning.
4=#N is a confident, dedicated mathematics student who is enthusiastic about learning. #E occasionally attempts challenges and is becoming more eager to push #s to extend #h learning.
5=#N is a dedicated mathematics student. #E is an engaged and active participant during class.
6=#N is an outstanding and conscientious student who is invested in #h learning and approaches challenges with motivation. #E is timely, organized and collaborates well with peers.
7=#N has shown improvement throughout this semester in #h class participation and now frequently volunteers to share #h thinking.
8=#N is a thoughtful and hardworking student who has made excellent progress developing #h mathematics skills this semester.
9=#N demonstrates an excellent understanding of the concepts taught this semester and is showing more motivation to challenge #s. #E is able to make connections among concepts, and habitually shares #h ideas. At times, #N is distracted in class and should listen more carefully to instructions.
10=#N has shown excellent progress throughout the semester. #E has a positive attitude and is invested in #h learning, consistently completing work with care.
11=#N has made excellent improvements in developing #h mathematical skills this semester. #E participates in class, self-advocates and completes homework and classwork in a timely manner.
12=When #N is on task and engaged in #h learning, #e is very capable of producing excellent work. #E has shown growth in this area and is more focused in class now than at the start of the year.
13=#N is a dedicated and hardworking student whose focus and participation in class bring #h success. #H number sense has improved this semester, as has #h ability to apply a variety of problem solving strategies.
COMMENTS: Intro Sem 2
1=Throughout the semester, #N has put in a lot of hard work and continues to improve #h math skills.
2=#N has great participation and is always willing to share #h math thinking.
3=#N has strong mathematical skills that #e continues to build upon and use.
4=#N is working to strengthen #h foundational skills. #E benefits from extra practice and support.
5=When #N is on task, #e does very well. However, #e is often distracted and needs multiple reminders to begin a task.
6=#N is a strong, dedicated, and thoughtful student. #E has done very well in Mathematics this semester.
7=#N is willing to challenge #s and stretch #h math thinking.
COMMENTS: Math Communication Developing
1=#E can express #h mathematical thinking when speaking and is developing the skills and vocabulary needed to communicate more effectively when writing.
2=#E is developing #h ability to communicate #h mathematical thinking and explain how #e solves problems with greater clarity. #N should continue to work toward more focus during independent work as this sometimes prevents #m from completing tasks in a timely manner.
3=#E is developing the skills needed to communicate #h mathematical thinking using words, numbers and models. To improve #h understanding and grasp new concepts with greater ease, #N should practice #h computation skills, ask questions and participate in class more often.
4=#N is gaining confidence in #h communication skills and should continue to challenge #s by using appropriate mathematical vocabulary when speaking and writing.
5=#H ability to communicate #h mathematical thinking has improved as #e has become more confident using appropriate vocabulary and visuals. #N's ability to make connections between the content and #h real-life experiences helps #m be successful in the classroom.
6=#N can orally communicate #h thinking proficiently and is developing #h writing skills. #E is encouraged to continue to practice #h basic computation skills, participate more readily in class and continue to be a self advocate.
7=#H ability to communicate #h mathematical thinking has improved over the semester, and #e is becoming more confident using appropriate mathematical vocabulary in #h writing.
8=#N is encouraged to come to tutorials to practice using correct vocabulary to communicate #h thinking.
9=#N is developing #h ability to use a variety of strategies when solving challenging problems and is becoming more confident with #h ability to communicate #h thinking.
COMMENTS: Math Communication high
1=#H ability to communicate #h mathematical thinking in writing is exceptional and #e is becoming more confident when using the appropriate mathematical vocabulary in #h oral explanations.
2=#N demonstrates a high level of ability when communicating #h mathematical thinking both orally and in writing.
3=#E demonstrates a high level of ability when communicating #h mathematical thinking using the appropriate vocabulary in #h written and verbal responses.
4=#E demonstrates a high level of ability when communicating #h mathematical thinking, using a wide range of appropriate vocabulary. #E is prepared for class, takes great care with #h work and manages #h time well.
COMMENTS: Math Communication med
1=#E can clearly communicate #h mathematical thinking by using appropriate vocabulary when writing and speaking. #E has shown substantial improvement in #h organization and continues to exhibit a high level of motivation.
2=#N has shown significant progress in #h ability to use mathematical vocabulary when communicating #h thinking both orally and in writing. #E has become increasingly more confident this semester and has become an active participant, regularly sharing #h problem solving strategies with the class.
3=#E can clearly communicate #h mathematical thinking by using appropriate vocabulary when writing and speaking.
4=#N continues to show growth in #h confidence using math vocabulary when explaining #h strategies. #E is able to clearly communicate #h mathematical thinking.
COMMENTS: Number sense developing
1=#H knowledge and understanding of the concepts learned this semester is developing.
2=#E is developing #h knowledge and understanding of the concepts taught this semester. #E can practice #h computation skills to enhance the number sense and calculation fluency to facilitate the learning of new concepts.
3=#E is developing #h knowledge and understanding of the concepts taught this semester. #E can practice #h computation skills to enhance the number sense to assist in grasping new concepts.
4=#E is working towards meeting expectations in Mathematics. #E works conscientiously and is proactive in #h learning by asking questions if unsure of tasks set.
COMMENTS: Number sense high
1=#E demonstrates excellent knowledge and understanding of the concepts taught this semester. #E has the number sense and foundation of computation skills necessary to grasp new concepts.
2=#E demonstrates excellent knowledge and understanding of the concepts taught this semester, aided by #h strong foundation of computation skills and number sense.
3=#E demonstrates exemplary knowledge and understanding of the concepts learned this semester.
4=#E is exceeding expectations in Mathematics. #E is confident, enthusiastic and works conscientiously to complete tasks set. #E thoroughly enjoys challenge exercises and is always eager to push #s and extend #h learning.
5=#E is exceeding expectations in Mathematics. #E is confident, enthusiastic and works conscientiously to complete tasks set.
6=#E is an outstanding student who has worked very hard throughout the semester. #E is diligent and takes pride in the work #e completes.
COMMENTS: Number sense medium
1=#E demonstrates sound knowledge and understanding of the concepts taught this semester. #E has the number sense and foundation of computation skills necessary to grasp new concepts.
2=#E has made excellent progress developing #h mathematics skills this semester.
3=#E demonstrates proficient knowledge and understanding of the concepts taught this semester.
4=#E demonstrates proficient knowledge and understanding of the concepts learned this semester.
5=#E demonstrates a highly proficient understanding of the concepts taught this semester.
6=#E is a hard-working member of the class who has put in a steady performance by completing all assignments with care throughout the semester.
7=#E has shown good progress and is improving #h mathematical skills. #E has become more proactive this semester in seeking help when needed and should continue to do this to be successful in #h learning.
8=#E is meeting expectations in Mathematics. #E has a positive approach towards lessons and works conscientiously to complete tasks set. #N would benefit from being more proactive in mathematics by asking questions if unsure of concepts or tasks.
9=#E is meeting expectations in Mathematics.
10=#E has shown good progress in Mathematics and is developing #h skills. #E has a positive attitude and always works hard to complete tasks set. To continue to be successful in #h learning, #N needs to ask questions if #e is unsure of tasks.
11=#E is meeting expectations in Mathematics. #E has a positive attitude in class and works well to complete tasks set. To continue to be successful in #h learning, #N needs to be more proactive and ask questions to check #h understanding.
COMMENTS: Performance task
1=#E did an excellent job on #h performance task this semester. #E worked with a group and created a #pt related to the division of fractions.
2=#E did a good job on #h performance task this semester. #E worked with a group and created a #pt related to the division of fractions.
3=#E did a satisfactory job on #h performance task this semester. #E worked with a group and created a #pt related to the division of fractions.
4=#E showed a developing understanding on #h performance task this semester. #E worked with a group and created a #pt related to the division of fractions. #E should continue to practice division with models.
COMMENTS: Ratios
1=#E did very well in our Ratio and Proportions Unit. #E did particularly well in #ratio-skills.
2=In our Ratio and Proportions Unit, #e showed strength in #ratio-skills and is still working on #ratio-skills.
3=#E is still developing #h skills from our Ratio and Proportions Unit. A relative strength for #m is #Ratio-Skills, while #e needs more practice in #ratio-skills.
4=#E reassessed on our Ratio and Proportions Unit and showed improvement in #ratio-skills.
COMMENTS: Statistics
1=#E did very well in our Statistics Unit. #N collected and analyzed data about #?. #E did particularly well in #stat-skills.
2=In our Statistics Unit, #e collected and analyzed data about #?. #N showed strength in #stat-skills and is still working on #stat-skills.
3=#E is still developing #h skills from our Statistics Unit. #N collected and analyzed data about #?. A relative strength for #m is #Stat-Skills, while #e continues to need more practice in #stat-skills.
LIST: exp-skills
1=working with exponents
2=using variables to represent unknown quantities
3=identifying parts of an equation
4=evaluating expressions and using the order of operations
5=using the distributive property
6=solving equations using inverse operations
7=understanding why expressions are or are not equivalent
8=solving real-world problems using equations
9=writing and solving inequalities
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: improve
1=focus and participate more during the lessons.
2=work on note taking skills and organizing #h notebook.
3=put more time aside for homework.
4=try to push #s with the available challenge questions.
5=develop #h study habits and keep up to date with homework.
6=pay more attention to instructions.
7=attend tutorial to ask for help when #e is confused.
8=develop #h problem solving strategies for independent work.
LIST: pt
1=poster
2=slideshow
3=animation
4=comic
5=board game
6=skit
LIST: ratio-skills
1=representing ratio and rate relationships accurately
2=solving unit rate problems to compare items
3=finding the percent of a quantity
4=solving percent problems to find the whole
5=using ratio and rate reasoning to solve real-world problems
LIST: Science-topics
1=Heating and Cooling
2=Light and Sound
3=Exploring Magnetism
4=Changing Earth
LIST: stat-skills
1=creating a statistical question
2=organizing data into frequency tables
3=creating histograms and box and whisker plots
4=analyzing data from graphs
5=calculating measures of center
6=identifying outliers
7=drawing conclusions from data and graphs
LIST: Time-period
1=year
2=semester
3=1st semester
4=2nd semester
5=3rd semester
6=4th semester
7=term
8=1st term
9=2nd term
10=3rd term
11=4th term
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