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Understanding your child's report card

Understanding your child's report card

Report cards. Their general purpose hasn't changed since you got them, but we've sharpened their focus around data so you can help your child succeed.
All elementary students receive a report card at the end of each nine-week reporting period. It outlines the student's progress in meeting the state standards for his or her grade. It also offers info on your child's classroom behavior and work habits.

Feel free to request a conference with your child's teacher to discuss his or her progress and ways you can support learning in and out of school.

Reporting periods

All K-5 students receive a report card at the end of each nine-week reporting period. 

Student performance descriptions

Levels 1 to 4 indicate whether your child met expectations set by the state's Standard Course of Study. These levels also indicate whether he or she has the necessary skills and concepts to be successful in the next quarter or next grade.

Teachers' assessments include observations and evidence collected throughout the grading period to determine their students' levels of proficiency. The descriptors for each level have been aligned to the expectations of the state Standard Course of Study for all content areas. 
 
Level 4 - Exemplary
Student consistently demonstrates an in-depth understanding of the standards, concepts and skills taught during this reporting period.
 
Level 3 - Proficient
Student consistently demonstrates an understanding of the standard, concepts and skills taught during this reporting period.
 
Level 2 - Approaching Proficiency
Student is approaching an understanding of the standards, concepts and skills taught during this reporting period.
 
Level 1 - Non-Proficient
Student does not yet demonstrate an understanding of the standards, concepts and skills taught during this reporting period.

Conduct and work habits

Students receive grades (1, 2 or 3), separate from the content area, for conduct and work habits. In reporting on conduct, the teacher can indicate whether the student meets expectations in cooperating with others, respecting others and observing rules and procedures. In reporting on work habits, the teacher can indicate whether the student uses time wisely, listens carefully, completes assignments, writes legibly, works independently or seeks help when needed, and completes work. The following descriptors will be used:

  • 3 - meets expectations
  • 2 - inconsistently meets expectations
  • 1 - does not meet expectations

Specials

Your child also will receive a report of progress in specials (Healthful Living, Music, Visual Arts and World Language) at the end of each semester. Additional specials and/or magnet electives will appear on a report card addendum.


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