Elementary Report Cards
Here is some helpful information for parents regarding our report cards, including proficiency-based grading and Common Core State Standards.
View parent guides and sample report cards here for each grade level:
The report cards are proficiency-based, clearly outlining what a student knows, or is able to do, and what learning still needs to happen to meet end-of-year expectations. When we say a student is "proficient," it means that he or she consistently demonstrates an ability to meet those expectations. Students are given multiple opportunities to demonstrate what they know and are able to do.
- Shows student learning
- Parents can see which skills students have mastered and what learning still needs to happen.
- Helps teachers teach
- Teachers can better identify gaps in learning and focus on areas where students need more instruction.
- Makes expectations clear
- Grade-level standards state a clear set of expectations for the knowledge and skills students need to master at each grade level.
The new report cards use a different grading scale than in previous years. In the new report cards, a score of "3 - Proficient" for a given skill shows that the student meets the grade-level standard for that skill. A 4 indicates advanced learning for a given skill; a 2 tells you the student is making progress but is not quite there, and a 1 indicates the student has a ways to go and will need significant support to reach the standard.
Families will notice that a student's Effort is assessed separately for each main content area, helping separate academic performance from work habits, effort and behavior to give parents a clearer picture of their students' performance in school. A separate section titled "Characteristics of a Successful Learner" scores student work habits that are associated with success in school.
The skills detailed in the report card correspond to Common Core State Standards
(CCSS), adopted by the state of Oregon in 2010. The packets outline in more detail the grade-level standards that students are expected to meet.