On Friday, March 22, we will be sending home your child’s report card for Trimester Two. The purpose of the report card is to communicate student progress and growth toward essential grade level learning targets and life skills so that teachers and families can work together to support students in their next steps of learning. We consider report cards to be one component of a comprehensive plan for ensuring communication and developing partnerships with our families. Daily work, information found on Schoology and Seesaw, conferences and emails/phone calls are all imperative to sharing student progress and planning instructional experiences for our children.
The report card grade shows your child’s progress toward end-of-year learning targets based on multiple measures at this point in time, including a variety of assessments, ongoing daily work and daily observations by the teacher. You may also notice that some learning targets have not been graded (marked N/A). These are learning targets that already have been taught or will be taught/assessed later this school year.
In the past, we have completed end of trimester summative assessments for both reading and math. As a reminder, this year we are no longer doing these specific assessments across the district. Instead, we are utilizing end of unit assessments for these two subject areas. Along with these summative end-of unit assessments, we are and will continue to utilize formative assessment practices to measure student progress and inform instruction.
If you have any questions about how to interpret report card grades, please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher. Thank you for your partnership and support.