How to Check School Grades

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Concerned parents want to promote academic success in their children. A part of promoting scholastic excellence is ensuring the child receives good grades on homework assignments and tests. Most public and private school systems use a grading system that provides children with a cumulative score from assignments and tests every six weeks. Reviewing this report card allows you to assess your child's performance in each class in which he is enrolled. Use the report card along with other resources to check grades throughout the school year.

1 Access your school's official website

Access your school's official website. Most school district websites have areas where teachers can post grades for various homework assignments and tests. Select the section entitled "grades," "reports" or something similar.

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2 Visit with your child's instructors

Visit with your child's instructors. Teachers have to keep a record of all of your child's grades throughout the year to provide a cumulative grade. The best way to access your child's scholastic performances is to receive grades directly from the teacher.

3 Review your child's

Review your child's school belongings daily. Children constantly bring home graded assignments. Reviewing them allows you to assess their progress throughout the school year in real time. Also, at the end of each school day ask your child to give you any returned assignments.

4 Check your child's report card

Check your child's report card. The report card is the best way to quickly check your child's academic performance in all classes. In addition to displaying the grades for the current term, the report card usually shows grades from previous grading periods. Use the report card to review your child's improvement or decline in scholastic performance.

  • Most public schools provide a report card at the end of every term and a progress report mid-term.

Derek King is an undergraduate student attending the University of Austin. King was editor-in-chief of his high school newspaper for four years. In addition to online instructional articles, he also creates content for the music and entertainment blog