Reply To: Recorder grade
I don’t know what your report card says, but in my district we have skills/benchmarks listed and give marks separately for each one. It certainly sounds like the student you described should receive the 2. I would probably make a comment to explain that so the parents and student would know. I would probably also include a “prescription” for how to improve: “So and so is having difficulty playing all of the notes we have studied on the recorder. It would help if she/he would practice at home.” That is probably a more helpful comment earlier in the year, but I try to state the concern along with a suggestion for how to improve.