Monitoring Academic Progress
From the Academic Office
Parents often ask, “How often should I check my child’s grades?” Bishop Kenny offers online access to grades via RenWeb for both parents and students. This provides a window into your child’s academic progress as he/she moves through each marking period. We recommend that students check grades once per week and parents check grades two to three times per quarter.
Why not check grades more often?
If you find that your child needs a little more support or needs to be held more accountable for missing work, it may be a good idea to check grades more frequently. However, for most students, checking grades at the midpoint of the quarter, or progress check day, and again within two weeks of the end of the quarter should be sufficient to give you an adequate assessment of your child’s achievement in each course.
A word of caution for students and parents: Don’t check grades too often. As teachers grade work and enter assessment scores, grades can shift from day to day. Students who check grades too frequently may become obsessed solely with numerical grades; this obsession may cause them to lose sight of the true purpose of their education - learning.
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Remember that grades serve as indicators of student learning. When checking grades online, we recommend the following: