Hi Sarah, I wanted to talk about your test score. Could you tell me what happened?
Sarah got a low test score. I need to find out what happened and communicate with her parents.
I got confused about somethings we learned and I couldn't study well. It's too noisy at home.
Hello. I wanted to tell you that Sarah has been working hard in class, and I really appreciate her effort. It seems she had some trouble on the test though.
Oh no, what can we do?
I'm glad you're here to help. We'll definitely do what you suggest.
I have a plan for how to help her and wanted to tell you about it and get your input and assistance as well.
We can give her quiet time to study at home and check on her to make sure she's studying.
Communicating test score results of a student who is performing below the expected proficiency level can be difficult and requires thoughtful consideration. First, talk with the student to help you understand why the test score was below the expected proficiency level. You can gain insight into why it happened and better make a plan to address the issue.
Next, you need to communicate the results to the parents presenting something positive first, and then working together to make a plan for success for the student. You want to let them know what is going on and show you really care for their student and want them to succeed.
Communicate clearly what you will do to help the student in class (i.e. differentiated instruction, incorporating the student's interests, checking in with the student), and what they as parents can do at home (i.e. creating dedicated study time, having supervision while studying to ensure completion, having a homework checklist to sign off on).