I am looking for a euphemism to be used on a student evaluation form that relates to poor/unsatisfactory/unacceptable performance. I do not want to erode the self-esteem of a special needs audience. I would appreciate any suggestions. Thank you!
Your student Does not meet expectations. Also, anytime a performance is deemed unacceptable, there is bound to be some damage to self-esteem. It may be unavoidable.
"This is a great Learning Opportunity"
Is it possible to be specific about the way(s) in which the student fails to meet an objective standard?
Rather than trying to cushion a blow by vagueness, why not turn the feedback into a teaching opportunity?
Your peers are doing better than you.