School–Home Notes

A school–home note, otherwise referred to as a daily report card, is a means of sharing information from classroom to home and back to classroom regarding a student's behavior and/or academic performance. This procedure requires that parents and teachers communicate to alleviate the student's difficulties in the classroom. Parents may provide consequences at home that may increase the likelihood of success. A school–home note allows for parents to become directly involved with the progress of their student. It also involves minimal time on the part of the teacher.

According to Kelly (1990), a quality school–home note program involves a parent-teacher conference in which acceptable or desirable behavior for the student is discussed. Next the parents and teacher should define specific, observable behaviors and form clearly defined ...

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