My daughter just started her muliweek this weekend, I had a little trouble deciding what level to put her in as she seems kinda between levels. I was a little worried I had her in too low a level when I picked her up, as the instructor heaped some pretty effusive praise on her. I understand that instructors will likely over emphasize the positive (what kind of tips would you get handing the kid back to a parent with "Sir, I'm sorry but your kid just flat out sucks, don't let them walk and chew gum at the same time"). However he seemed to go beyond that level of required nicety at checkout - significantly more so than what I heard about the other students from him to the other parents while waiting our turn.
I was reassured she would be ok when I asked her how the class went. She said it was good, one girl was bumped to a lower level because "she was holding the rest of us back." I asked if she was the best/strongest skier in the class, and she replied without hesitation "Nope, there were two kids better than me...for now." She is usually pretty good about that kind of self-evaluation, so I am sure she will be plenty challenged where she is.
How honest do you instructors tend to be when reporting to parents?
Am I the only parent to get a little worried about "too good" a report