This year, we have introduced a new elementary school report card. It’s likely you’ve heard a bit about this from your student’s school already, but in case you haven’t, here’s a primer. The new report cards were sent home just before the winter break.
The new report card is a “standards referenced” report card. It shows what a student should know and be able to do by the end of the school year. Students are expected to be at a 1 or a 2 during the first and second trimesters – this means that they have not yet shown mastery (fully learned) of the information to meet the standard. The standards are taught throughout the year, and students will have opportunities to show that they have met (fully learned) the information to meet the standard.
In trimester 1 and trimester 2, many of the standards will have an “NA” next to them. This does not mean that the standard has not been taught – it means that the standard has not been assessed yet. Assessments will be completed at different points during the school year. You can see an example of the grading scale and standards being graded below. If you have questions, we encourage you to reach out to your principal or child’s teacher when school is back in session.