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Naviance parent brag sheet: can the student see it?

nightchefnightchef Registered User Posts: 1,450 Senior Member
edited September 2009 in Parents Forum
This may be a stupid question, but I can't find anything on our school's Naviance page that gives any clue as to whether what we put on the brag sheet is visible to our son or not. It's not that we were going to put anything bad on there, but we were going to discuss some personal obstacles he's overcome in a vein likely to offend his adolescent dignity. If we know he can read what we write, we might rephrase it a bit to spare his feelings.

Does anybody know what the deal is on this?
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Replies to: Naviance parent brag sheet: can the student see it?

  • mrscollegemrscollege Registered User Posts: 659 Member
    My understanding is that Naviance compares students by SAT scores and grades and that is all. There are no "brag sheet" stats. I may be wrong, but when I log onto Naviance I never see anything but grades and SATs.

    Hope that helps.
  • nightchefnightchef Registered User Posts: 1,450 Senior Member
    Well, there's certainly a brag sheet on Naviance at our school...I mean, I'm looking at it, I'm filling it out, it's not hypothetical. The only thing I can't tell (without asking my son for his logon info) is whether he sees it the same way I do when he logs on.
  • qialahqialah Registered User Posts: 1,897 Senior Member
    At our school, the child can see everything the parent has written, and the parent can see what the child has written. However,e there are ways that both sides can send private info the the GC if they want.
  • pixeljigpixeljig Registered User Posts: 1,428 Senior Member
    We too have to fill out a lot of info on our child and so does he. I think it is visible both ways but you cannot alter it.
  • zweeboppzweebopp Registered User Posts: 222 Junior Member
    The "brag sheet" you write about is something your guidance counselor will refer to when she/he writes something about your son. The real beauty of Naviance is how the computer easily compares your son's gpa/scores with students from your school to determine his "chances". Anything else you write in there, like resume, game plan, etc is just meant to extend the value of Naviance, but it's self-administered. Your school can access it when installing scores/gpa, and will later access it to find information you and your son wrote up about goals.

    My suggestion: personally share this info with your guidance counselor. Don't write it in Naviance.
  • calmomcalmom Registered User Posts: 18,620 Senior Member
    My advice in general: don't write or share anything that you know will embarrass your son, in any context. Since you are contemplating a more tactful rephrasing, that's what you should use no matter how you communicate your concerns. This is just a matter of simple respect for his wishes.
  • nngmmnngmm Registered User Posts: 5,708 Senior Member
    At our HS parents and kids had their own log-ins. The kids could not see the brag sheet, they just could see that it was submitted.
    I agree with the advice not to write anything that could embarrass him regardless.
  • nightchefnightchef Registered User Posts: 1,450 Senior Member
    Yeah, I've come around to thinking that some of our original draft would fall under the "TMI" label. It's stuff that makes us very proud of him, but that doesn't mean it's necessary or appropriate to share it with his GC, at least not in detail. The stuff that he would have no issues with us sharing is more interesting and will probably be more useful to the GC anyway.

    Many thanks for the advice!
  • KelownaKelowna Registered User Posts: 2,829 Senior Member
    Is Naviance something that has to cover the entire district or can it be only used by a specific school within a district?
    I do not think that our school has it but it would be worthy to look into. Any idea how expensive it is?
  • rockvillemomrockvillemom Registered User Posts: 6,676 Senior Member
    In my experience, each individual high school puchases Naviance for their school. It will show statistics for just that high school - where students applied, whether they were accepted, waitlisted or denied, and their GPA and test scores. The GC can see the names - parents or current students do not - they just see the data. It is very useful. It costs us about $800 per year for the most basic edition.
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