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.
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.
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.