• Standards-Based Elementary Report Card


    Overview

    The elementary report card was revised based on teacher feedback and current educational research.  A group of teachers and administrators met over a period of two years to shape the format and content of the report card.  The driving force behind the revision initiative is to communicate to parents, guardians, and students, ongoing achievement towards grade level standards.  In contrast to the prior format, the new K-5 report card identifies students’ levels of progress with regard to standards, areas of strength, and areas where improvement is needed.


    Standards-Based Education

    In standards-based classrooms, the focus is on a student’s performance over multiple opportunities, not simply the grading and averaging of tests and quizzes. Standards are specified learning goals applied to all students and provide consistent targets for students to meet.  Standards provide a focus for aligning curriculum, instruction and assessment.  They are the general categories that organize knowledge within a discipline.  


    Standards-Based Report Cards

    A standards-based report card emphasizes “learning” over “earning”.  Each trimester provides students multiple opportunities to practice, attain, and demonstrate proficiency against state and common core standards.

    Through the identification of clear benchmarks, a student’s knowledge and skills are measured on a continual basis, stretching students to perform at their highest level of potential. Teachers collect evidence of a child’s achievement through careful observations, the examination of the student’s work, discussions, projects, performance tasks, quizzes, and tests. Teachers record information about each child’s progress on a frequent basis, analyze and compile that information, and finally use the data to evaluate each child’s progress.

     
    Below, please find several documents pertaining to the development of the Elementary Report Card:
     
     

    Sample Report Cards

    View samples of our elementary school standards-based report cards.



    Trimester Dates for 2016-17

    The initial goal was to have each trimester be close to 60 days.  Adjustments, however, were made to extend the second and third trimester.  The second and third reporting periods are longer to account for PARCC testing and the number of days lost to deliver PARCC exams, and the higher probability during the winter months of canceling school due to inclement weather.


    End of Trimester

    Distribute Report Cards

    Friday, December 2, 2016

    Friday, December 9th, 2016

    Friday, March 10, 2017

    Friday, March 17, 2017

    Friday, June 26, 2017

    Thursday, June 22, 2017



    Parent Conferences

    Date

    Session

    Time

    Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    Evening

    6:30-9:00pm

    Thursday, January 12, 2017

    Afternoon

    1:00-4:00pm

    Wednesday, January 18, 2017

    Evening

    6:30-9:00pm


     
     

    Common Core

    Additional information about the standards used to create the report cards can be found at the links below:


    Parent road maps for understanding the Common Core Standards, and strategies for assisting students are also available in English and Spanish.