Griffin Spalding County School System Standards Based Report Cards
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Introducing Standards Based Report Cards
 
 
 
 
 

Why the Change? Top of Page

Report cards must be aligned with the state curriculum. The standards based report card will reflect a student's progress against state standards. Classrooms should look, feel and sound different than they have in the past because of the standards-based approach to teaching and learning.
 

What is the Benefit for my Child? Top of Page

This report card provides a clear picture of what your child knows and is able to do. It provides detailed information about your child's strengths and weaknesses. Standards based grading gives your student multiple opportunities to learn and time to practice new knowledge without fear of receiving a grade. This helps all students. You will witness this in a standards-based classroom.
 

Beyond Standards-based Report Cards, What Other Ways Will My School Communicate With Me? Top of Page

The report card is only one method of communication. Other ways include notes in the agenda, parent conferences, phone calls and progress reports. Please feel free to contact your child's teacher when you have a question or a concern.
 

When Will Report Cards Be Issued? Top of Page

  • Report cards will be issued four times a year.
 

What is the Purpose?Top of Page

This report card will provide feedback to students, parents and administrators about academic achievement.
 

How Will My Child Be Assessed?Top of Page

Your child will be assessed in a variety of ways including projects, tests, performances tasks, teacher observations and conversations. This work will be kept in a portfolio. You may review the portfolio at any time.
 
Instead of a number grade, you will see:
 
NA - Skill not assessed at this time
1- Beginning Learner/Emergent
2 - Developing Learner/Progressing
3 - Proficient Learner/Meets
4 - Distinguished Learner/Exceeds
 
Proficiency is when a student can consistently demonstrate knowledge. An expectation for mastering the standards increases throughout the school year.
 

What Can I Do to Help My Child?Top of Page

  • Read to and with your child daily
  • Collaborate with the teacher and school
  • Read the report card and ask questions 
  • Help your child work on standards needing improvement
  • Ask your child questions including lots of "why" and "how"
  • Provide many opportunities for writing
  • Encourage your child to succeed

Who Do I Contact if I Have Questions?Top of Page

  • Your child's teacher
  • Your child's principal
  • Ashley Crawford, Curriculum Director (770-229-3710, ext. 10362)
  • Sharlene Patterson, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction (770-229-3710, ext. 10370)