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[General - Positive][General - Negative][Achievement - Positive]
[Achievement - General][Achievement - Negative]
[Homework/Assignments/Tests - Positive][Homework/Assignments/Tests - Negative]
[Classroom/Notebook - Positive][Classroom/Notebook - Negative]
[Attendance - General][Attendance - Positive][Attendance - Negative]
[Deportment - Negative][Specific - Positive][Specific - Negative]
[French - Positive][French - Negative]
[Examinations - Positive][Examinations - Negative]
[Physical Education - General][Physical Education - Positive][Physical Education - Negative]
[Adjusted/Careers][Drama][Included] 

     NOTE: All negative comments may be changed to positive with a few 
             simple modifications         
GENERAL - POSITIVE Index

1. Student has withdrawn from course

2. Excused from writing last exam due to extended work experience 

3. This is an enriched course in French
4. Assumes leadership
5. This is a modified course 
6. Friendly and well-liked
7. Have a good summer
8. Student has a mature attitude in this course
9. This student has a natural talent in this course

10. Thoroughly dependable
11. Is respectful and polite with teachers and companions
12. Good student
13. Very good student
14. Consistently good work
15. Improvement in attitude shown

16. Best of luck in the future.

17. Keep trying!

18. Courteous student
19. Shows initiative
20. Co-operative student
21. Positive attitude towards learning

GENERAL - NEGATIVE Index

1. Conference requested, please contact me
2. Difficulty responding to classroom rules & procedures
3.  Demonstrates an unwillingness to extend or challenge 
    himself/herself

4. Needs occasional prodding
5. Positive attitude needed
6. Thinks school work is unimportant - just aims to "get by"
7. Seems to be indifferent to success or failure in school work
8. Requires improved self-discipline and sense of responsibilty
9. Requires much encouragement
10. Disappointing - I'm sure you can do better

ACHIEVEMENT - POSITIVE Index

1. Accredited in this course
2. Congratulations - accredited

3.  Attitude, effort and achievement in this course are 
    commendable

4. Comprehension very good
5. Conscientious attitude toward school work
6. Excellent student
7. Has a good understanding of complex concepts
8. Readily grasps new concepts
9. Improvement shown
10. Keep up the good work
11. Demonstrates good insight and understanding
12. Satisfactory effort
13. Seeks additional tasks
14. Very successful year
15. Work habits generally good
16. Course is difficult, but student is working faithfully
17. Seems to be working at his/her ability level
18. Progressing satisfactorily

19. Good but more effort could be shown.

ACHIEVEMENT GENERAL Index

1. Recommended for general math.

2. Withdrew from music course.

3. No evaluation this report period due to course change.

4. No evaluation this report period due to program change.

5. Cum mark lowered due to a poor test mark.

6. No evaluation. Insufficient attendance.

ACHIEVEMENT - NEGATIVE Index

1. Additional study and review could build this mark up
2. Unless more effort is shown, student could fail course
3. Appears to have a weak background from previous grades
4. Finds subject difficult
5. Has difficulty learning new concepts
6. In danger of repeating
7. Must repeat
8. Not successful
9. More concentration is required
10. More effort is required
11. No desire to learn
12. Not working to capacity
13. Unsatisfactory effort

14. Can master subject only if willing to make necessary effort

15. Has ability to do better work, but lacks determination and interest

16. Must request help, or ask questions when concepts are not understood

17. Noticeable decline in achievement since previous term

18. Could achieve at a higher level

19. This is a bare pass and I do not recommend you take this course 
    at a higher level.

20. Because of your achievement level I recommend that you not take 
    this course at a higher level.

21. Should go to summer school.

22. Must go to summer school in order to grade/pass.

23. Careless mistakes on tests are bringing your marks down.

HOMEWORK/ASSIGNMENTS/TESTS- POSITIVE Index

1. Oral presentation very good
2. Work always complete, neat and on time
3. Very good attitude towards homework
HOMEWORK/ASSIGNMENTS/TESTS - NEGATIVE Index

1. Test marks this term were low

2. Required number of projects for term not completed

3. Testing results indicate lack of studying

4. This subject requires additional home study and review

5. Should be more careful in completing assignments

6. Careless mistakes in assignments

7. Quality of work is poor

8. Continuous home study is required

10. Homework not done

11. Homework seldom done

12. More study is required

13. Study habits must improve

14. Unprepared for class

15. Assignments are poorly done

16. Major assignment(s) not done.

17. Did not complete any tests

18. Missed test

19. Fails to submit assignments regularly

20. Gives up when encountering slightest difficulty in assignment

21. To obtain satisfactory grades should spend an hour and a half to 
    two hours of study at home

22. Lacks order and system in work and method of study

23. Usually takes home only one textbook, sometimes none at all

24. Recommend nightly reading and review
25. Absent for make-up test
26. Must budget time more efficiently
27. Should avoid cramming
28. No effort no reward
29. Continue to work nightly

CLASSROOM/NOTEBOOK - POSITIVE Index

1. Good class participation
2. Has a positive influence on class activities
3. Leadership skills in the classroom are excellent
4. Readily participates in class activities
5. Works well with others
6. Notebook well-organized and complete
7. Doing well but could contribute more to class discussions

CLASSROOM/NOTEBOOK - NEGATIVE Index

1. Must make an effort to spell words properly

2. The grammatical structures of sentences and paragraphs need more work

3. Penmanship requires additional practice
4. Does not readily participate in class activities
5. Has a negative influence on class activities
6. Neglects to ask questions or seek help from teacher

7. Comes to class without pen, notebook, books or other equipment 
   needed; then disturbs others trying to borrow from them 

8. Works only if checked by teachers closely

9. Failed to submit notebook assignment.

10. Often attends class unprepared to do the work.

11. Notebook organization skills weak

ATTENDANCE - GENERAL Index

1. Medically excused for Progress Report period.

2. Insufficient attendance due to medical reasons; 
   will evaluate at a later date.

ATTENDANCE - POSITIVE Index

1. Attendance has improved
2. Excellent attendance

ATTENDANCE - NEGATIVE Index
1. Absent for lab(s)
2. Absences hinder progress
3. Absent too frequently
4. Frequently late
5. Frequently absent; does not make up assignments
6. Attendance a problem; achievement lowered as a result

7. Poor attendance - should repeat course.

8. Weak foundation due to poor attendance.

9. Absent for all classes
10. Absent for most classes

DEPORTMENT - NEGATIVE Index
1. Inattentive in class
2. Antagonistic toward others
3. Disruptive in class
4. Easily distracted
5. Indifferent to authority
6. Resents authority
7. Resents social discipline
8. Frequently requires disciplinary attention; is talkative in 
   class and disturbs other students

9. Is sometimes disrespectful to teachers 
10. Has clearly indicated a wish not to be attending this school
11. Too talkative in class
12. Very capable student but often disruptive during class.

13. Disrupts the learning opportunities of others
14. Disrupts by speaking out of turn
15. Too quiet - please give your opinion
16. Listening skills are weak

SPECIFIC - POSITIVE Index

1. Keyboard skills are improving
2. Shows concern about safety in the laboratory
3. Reading will improve comprehension skills

4. Student is developing good posture and good typing techniques/skills.

SPECIFIC - NEGATIVE Index

1. Proofreading skills need improvement

2. Proofreading skills are poor

3. Poor technique

5. Should be practicing every day

6. Poor keyboarding skills; looks at keys

7. No speed acquired to date

8. Low speed acquired to date

9. The results of the Standardized Testing and the lack of 
   success in academic Math indicate enrollment in General Math

10. Student must be conscious of proper posture and technique 
    while typing.

11. Student frequently looks at keyboard while typing.

FRENCH - POSITIVE Index

1. Comprehension of the structure and content of the French language 
    is outstanding

2. Bonne Chance/Good Luck

3. Bonnes Vacances/Have a good vacation

4. Bon/bonne eleve/Good student

5. Bien/Good

6. Tres bien/Very Good

7. Excellente Eleve/Excellent

FRENCH - NEGATIVE Index

1. Peut faire plus d'effort/More effort required

2. Faible oralement/Weak orally

3. Faible dans son travail ecrit/Weak on written work

4. West pas toujours prepare(e) pour la classe/ Not always 
   prepared for class

5. Devoir West pas toujours complete/ Homework not always completed

6. Projets ne sont pas toujours completes/ Assignment(s) not 
   always completed

7. Projets ne sont pas toujours soumits/ Assignment(s) not 
   always submitted

8. Manque de respect envers le professeur/ Lacks respect for the teacher

EXAMINATIONS - POSITIVE Index

1. Very good exam

EXAMINATIONS - NEGATIVE Index

1. Low mark on the examination

2. You achieved passing grades on your tests this term but a poor 
   examination mark has resulted in a failing grade

3. Exam was poorly written

4. Poor exam results affected Cum Mark

5. Poor effort on exam

6. Exam questions must be read more carefully

7. No Exam Evaluation - excused

8. Not eligible to write exam due to School Board attendance rule.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION - GENERAL Index

1. No evaluation

2. Student is medically excused from Ph.Ed. class during this 
   reporting period

3. Student is medically excused from Ph.Ed. class for this school year

PHYSICAL EDUCATION - POSITIVE Index

1. Participation and attitude in Ph.Ed. class is satisfactory

2. Participation and attitude in Ph.Ed. class is very satisfactory

PHYSICAL EDUCATION - NEGATIVE Index

1. Participation and attitude in Ph.Ed. class is not satisfactory

2. Student is frequently not dressed properly to participate 
   safely in Ph.Ed. class

ADJUSTED CAREERS Index

1. Work Experience assessment very good.

2. Work Experience assessment excellent.

3. Work Experience assessment unsatisfactory.


DRAMA  Index 

1. Difficulty responding to classroom rules & procedures

2. Demonstrates an unwillingness to extend or challenge himself/herself

3. Requires improved self-discipline and sense of responsibility

4. Demonstrates good insight and understanding

INCLUDED 

1. This course has been modified for this student.

2. All other areas could apply

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