How do you measure your child’s progress in school?

We asked the same question to 500+ parents across schools and here’s what we found:

  • More than 60%analyse their child’s progress based on school report cards
  • Only 25-30% of the parents actively track the time their child invests in studies
  • A mere 15% of the parents get involved in understanding the child’s learning style

Experts say that the right way to measure your child’s progress is by mixing all of the above, in the following order:

Step 1: Understand and measure your child’s unique learning style

  • What are his subject level preferences?
    For example, he may hate Maths but love History.
  • What is his unique  learning style?
    Example: Does he prefer traditional methods like reading a textbook or does he like to watch videos or use the internet?
  • How much does he understand what is taught in school?
    What are the major problems or gaps in comprehending what the teacher says?

THE GOAL: To broadly understand your child’s strengths and weaknesses.

Step 2: Track the time and effort your child puts into each subject

  • How much effort does he put into every subject?
    Students often get demotivated when they do not enjoy a subject or see no results in their exams and do not spend enough time on it.
  • What study techniques is he using to study each subject?
    It’s not just the amount of time spent studying that matters – it’s the quality too. Ensure your child uses enjoyable and interesting study techniques.

THE GOAL: To plan your child’s study calendar based on his strengths and weaknesses.

Step 3: Measure the impact of Step 1 and Step 2 in his exam performance – the report card

The report card is the final outcome. While you shouldn’t judge your child’s academic progress on the report card alone, you must ensure you track his scores after you have completed Step 1 and Step 2.

The right question to ask would be – Given my child’s unique learning style and the effort he has put in, how much has translated into his scores in each subject?

THE GOAL: To understand what factors help him score and how you can improve steps 1 and 2.

To know more about helping your child score, call us at 080-33013095 or write to us at support@vidyartha.com.

We would also love to know your suggestions and help in any way we can!

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