Soquel Union Elementary Schools will be issuing standards based (rubric-scored) report cards in 2016-2017. What does this mean to you?
Goals of our standards-based report card system:
- Clarify and reinforce consistent, high expectations for all students and schools.
- Help teachers, students, and families focus on the standards throughout the school year.
- Provide specific feedback on progress toward mastering the standards so students, families, and teachers can work together to set meaningful goals for improvement.
How are standards-based report cards different from traditional report cards?
Traditional report cards usually assign one grade for reading, one for math, one for science and so on. On a standards-based report card, each of these subject areas is divided into a list of skills and knowledge that students are responsible for learning. Students receive a separate mark for each standard/standard group.
These achievement marks indicate a child’s progress toward meeting specific grade-level standards. Students’ proficiency is reported separately from their efforts to participate, be resourceful, cooperative, etc.
- 4, 3, 2, 1 represent student performance in relation to specific standards
- Based on common core national, state, and district standards
- A report of what students knows and are able to do
- Reflect academic performance only
- An effort grade is included at the top of each subject area and is separate from the list of standards.
- Behavioral information (called Learner Behaviors) is reported in a separate section of the report card.
Grading periods for the 16/17 school year
1st progress report and parent/ teacher conferences – October 24th-28th-
End of 1st semester- January 20, 2017- Parent/ teacher conferences January 25th-27th
End of 2nd semester- June 11, 2017
Please note that a parent-teacher conference can be called at any time. Please contact your teacher if you have questions or concerns regarding your child’s performance.
Examples of report cards and progress reports