- A standards-based report card will help students and parents better understand grade level expectations.
- Each grade level has specific standards to master that the next grade level will build on. This new report card will provide more detailed information on student growth and progress toward meeting the standards.
- A standards-based report card holds every student accountable to the same concepts and skills regardless of which school they attend.
There are 2 major differences:
- What is measured: Instead of just “Reading” you will see the specific skills and concepts for meeting grade level standards for reading.
- How progress is reported: Instead of letter grades, (A,B,C), students are scored on a rubric scale of 1-4 This score is called an achievement level.
- Teachers will show you what your child needs to work on to increase his/her strengths and improve areas in which he/she is not making progress toward the grade level standard.
- Teachers will be able to challenge students to apply skills on more rigorous tasks once they have shown proficiency on grade level standards.
- Achievement levels are based on student performance on specific tasks and assessments, which are tied to the learning standards.
- Teachers will analyze student’s classwork, projects, responses, and assessments to determine a student’s achievement levels.