“The new report card will help us better communicate with parents how their children are doing in the classroom,” said Lisa Cutting, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction.
Parents will see the new report card during their conference with their child’s teacher, but the district has produced a guide to the new report card that parents can preview prior to their conference.
The new report card aligns the district’s reporting system with state learning standards. It also outlines the standards each student should meet at each grade level in all academic areas.
Standards-based grading measures each student’s performance against clearly stated progress benchmarks. The district will still use the “4-3-2-1” scale, as has been used in the past. The main difference is the amount of detailed information parents will receive about the progress their children are making toward specific skills in each content area.
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