The mid-term progress reports that were generated for students at Princeton High School last week caused a few surprises and no doubt a few perplexed student/parent conversations.
Some parents may have been shocked, other perhaps pleasantly surprised, to read of their son or daughter's progress. At any rate, the glitch that led to an earlier coding system being used has been corrected.
According to Lewis Goldstein, assistant superintendent for human resources for Princeton Regional Schools, the codes that teachers use in placing comments next to students grades were changed during the previous school year, and, while the changes had already been implemented during last year's fourth quarter marking period, a "procedural error" caused a rollover of the old system of coding.
Mr. Goldstein described the event as an "unfortunate, once in a blue moon occurrence" and added that parents will soon be receiving new reports.
The Thursday October 19 issue of The Tiger Tribune, announced "Due to a technical error, the comments on the first quarter progress reports do not match the codes entered by your child's teacher. Please disregard the recently mailed progress report. A corrected report will be sent out as soon as possible."
Some of the comments that might have clued parents in that something was amiss included "shows improvement" for a senior with a history of consistent A's for that particular class, "too many absences" recorded against the report of one class missed, "low test scores," for a grade of B+, and "poor grades on tests" for gym.
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