Standards-Based Report Cards:
As part of the new Common Core State Standards adopted in California, SHUSD introduced new standards-based report card in grades TK-5 during the 2014-15 school year. The reason for the new reporting system is to provide parents, students and teachers a way of accurately reporting on students’ progress towards meeting specific content standards for the various subjects taught at each grade level. The new report card is designed to give parents a much clearer picture of how their child is performing for each standard.
How are Standards-Based report cards different from the traditional report cards?
Traditional report cards usually assign one grade for reading, one for math, one for science and so on. On our new Common Core 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 will receive a separate mark for each standard assigned under that subject area.
With the new standards-based reporting, students are more objectively evaluated according to grade-level standards. The new report card will have three different numbers (3, 2, and 1) to indicate a child’s progress towards meeting the end of the year Common Core State Standards. An achievement mark of “3” indicates that a student is meeting grade level expectations at the time of reporting. This is where we want students to be. An achievement mark of “1” indicates not meeting grade level expectations and additional support needed