What’s in a grade?
A grade isn’t just a representation of whether or not a student understands a lesson—it’s a complex blend of factors that make up your child’s entire academic profile. Grades are shaped by a student’s attitude, ability, educational background, attention to detail, and thought processes.
Whether your child’s school uses letter grades, numbered indicators, or performance checklists, grades function as important measures of a child’s academic performance. They also have far-reaching implications. A history of lackluster marks may prevent your child from participating in extracurricular activities, limit college opportunities, or make it more difficult to obtain scholarships.
However, grades are not necessarily markers of intelligence. Einstein performed poorly in school but we recognize him as one of the greatest minds of the twentieth century. Study habits, goal setting, and environment are inextricably linked with academic performance. Forming positive study habits early in a child’s academic career is crucial to long-term growth and performance. While it’s easier to instill good habits in younger children (who don’t have to unlearn bad habits), it’s never too late to start.
Make a commitment to improvement. Our “30 Days to Better Grades” plan will give you the tools you need to help your children form better habits. Your investment in your children will help them in the future, regardless of whether you start in kindergarten or in high school.
Ready for your first lesson? Day 1 – Evaluate Expectations