• K-4 STANDARDS-BASED REPORT CARD

    (OHES & VES)

     

    Frequently Asked Questions

    1)       What does a standards-based report card (SBRC) do?

    2)       When will my child receive a standards-based report card @ OHES & VES?

    3)       Will there still be conference opportunities available to discuss my child’s progress?

    4)       What are the performance indicators on the standards-based report card?

    5)       How do teachers select performance indicators on the standards-based report card?

    6)       Will parents be able to view these grading benchmark statements?

     

    What does a standards-based report card (SBRC) do?

    This report card communicates specific grade-level learning goals (standards) and measures your child’s learning progress and achievement towards those goals.  Along with identifying your child’s strengths, this report card will help foster more high-quality conversations between you, your child, and your child’s teachers. Doing so can result in the development of meaningful goals for continued growth.

     

    When will my child receive a standards-based report card @ OHES & VES?

    Our new standards-based report card cycle is based on two semesters.  Semester 1 starts on the first day of school in September and runs through January 19. After Semester 1 ends, the standards-based report card for Semester 1 will be available to view through the Genesis Parent Portal.  Semester 2 begins on January 22 and  ends on June 18.  After Semester 2 ends, the standards-based report card for Semester 2 will be available to view through the Genesis Parent Portal.

     

    Will there still be conference opportunities available to discuss my child’s progress?

    Yes.  We will continue with the usually scheduled parent-teacher conferences in the fall (November) and spring (April) at both elementary buildings.  We strongly encourage parents to schedule a conference at both parent-teacher conference sessions (fall and spring).

     


    What are the performance indicators on the standards-based report card?

    The performance indicators represent a student’s progress on the report card.  There are three indicators (1-3).

     

    Earning a “3” means that the student currently demonstrates an understanding and application of a particular piece of knowledge and/or skill that is expected at that grade level.

     

    Earning a “2” means that the student is currently demonstrating progress towards an understanding and application of a particular piece of knowledge and/or skill that is expected at that grade level

     

    Earning a “1” means that the student is currently demonstrating limited progress towards an understanding and application of a particular piece of knowledge and/or skill that is expected at that grade level.

     

    We want parents to recognize that our instruction is directed at ensuring that all students have an opportunity to meet our curriculum standards.  Please keep in mind that different students progress at different rates, so standards may be met in varying amounts of time, with varying amounts of teacher support.

     

     

    How do teachers select performance indicators on the standards-based report card?

    Teachers select which performance indicator your child has earned by using a series of grading benchmark statements.  These statements outline exactly what your child needs to know or be able to do to earn a 3, 2, or 1 on the report card.  Throughout the semester, teachers assess students both formatively and summatively.  With the standards for that grade level in mind, they consider: knowledge of the child (How does this child learn best?  In what way does this child communicate his/her learning?); evidence of student performance (work samples that have been collected, student performance on activities and assessments, teacher anecdotal notes); and, finally, knowledge of what the child is expected to know or be able to do (district curriculum and standards).  After going through this process, the teacher assigns a performance indicator for each competency statement on the report card.

     

     

    Will parents be able to view these grading benchmark statements?

    The elementary report card grading benchmark statements are available to parents and students through the link on this website.  We want you to understand exactly what your child knows and is able to do as well as how your child’s teachers came to that determination.
     
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