At iLEAD Agua Dulce, we issue Reports of Progress (ROPs), which might be compared to a traditional report card; however, instead of recording letter grades, we record a learner’s growth based on how consistently the learner applies academic and social-emotional skills at each determined point in the year.
A Report of Progress has three major components. First is the progress and/or grade part of the report. This is an overall snapshot of the learner’s progress at concepts, skills, and standards. Each learner will receive a progress descriptor as shown in the legend below:
The second part of the ROP is the narrative. Each learner will have narratives written by their facilitator. These narratives are the most rewarding for parents, as they gain a true understanding of their child’s progress and educational experience. The narrative progress report recognizes that each child is unique and one’s development cannot be fully understood or assisted by using a checklist approach. It gives a more detailed description of the child’s work and choices of work. A narrative report assures parents and learners that the facilitator really understands and cares about each child.
The last part is the Social-Emotional ROP. The development of independence, initiative, responsibility, confidence, social awareness, cooperation, concentration, helpfulness, and commitment to work is a crucial element of the iLEAD curriculum. Our ROP combines the current learner outcomes (based on the 7 Habits) and the Character Lab Program, which focuses on each learner’s strengths, skills, and mind-set.
If you have any questions regarding the ROP at iLEAD Agua Dulce, we encourage you to reach out to your child’s facilitator.
Editor’s Note: This is one in a series of articles on the pillars of iLEAD Agua Dulce’s educational philosophy and approach. They say communication is key, but if we lack understanding in our relationships and interactions, how can we ever hope to truly, clearly communicate? This week, we’re examining Habit #5: Seek First to Understand,
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