The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) challenges high schools to go beyond the practice of only providing traditional academic feedback (grades) to students and parents. NEASC encourages individual student feedback concerning skills, abilities and expectations which will help students to be successful in a global society. Our SWE’s provide specific feedback to students and parents. The expectations for learning are:
Although students engage in work regarding all of these expectations, academic departments report feedback on one expectation referred to as the primary responsibility. Therefore, although all teachers embed opportunities into activities that support all of the school wide expectations and have both a primary and a secondary SWE assigned to them, teachers formally report on their department’s primary responsibility expectation and the level of mastery that individual students have shown throughout each semester. Students, parents and teachers can access this feedback through the online portal that we use – Power School. Any student or parent needing assistance with accessing their information should contact the Guidance Office for assistance.
THE FOLLOWING DATA SHOW THE AGGREGATE PERCENTAGES OF LHS STUDENTS who met the criteria in the SWE rubrics to be Advanced (A), Proficient (P) or in Need of Improvement (N). Individual student feedback can be accessed through a student’s access to Power School. Feedback is formally provided at the end each semester and is available to students and parents via the online portal and does not appear on official transcripts.
THE PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY GRID is included below and indicates which academic departments and courses are responsible for reporting progress. By virtue of a student’s schedule and required graduation responsibilities, students are exposed to each of the SWE’s throughout their high school years. Additionally, teachers provide qualitative comments for students each marking period and after each semester. Guidance Counselors, administrators and teachers are available to meet with students and parents to discuss academic progress and success.