I direct an academic intervention program. One of the stated objectives of the program is that students learn how to accurately assess their academic performance. I solicit performance evals from fellow faculty and when I meet with students the subject of or discussion is less about the actual student performance but more of an opportunity to evaluate the student's ability to accurately evaluate his own performance. -----Original Message----- From: Della Colantone [mailto:[log in to unmask]] Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2000 1:19 PM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Re: midterm report system I work for a small school that collects midterm reports and then distributes the deficiencies to the students and advisors. Usually when the students receive the message, there are only 6-5 weeks left in the semester. Students can still withdraw from courses and a large number do so at that time. We are trying to put into place an earlier warning based strictly on attendance at the five week mark. My question for other members of this list - is there any information showing a correlation between early warnings on grades and retention? Are there other warning systems that work differently? better? I also teach General Studies classes and I emphasize that being aware of your grade is part of your job as a student. If your grades are ok, you probably do not have to change your study habits...however it they are not ok, well "don't expect different results from the same behavior." When I poll my classes, many of the students have no idea of their current standing in any given class. Do other developmental educators see this as a problem for students? Thank you for your time.