Parents and Guardians,
Please make sure that you are checking your Parent Portal. This gives you access to your student's progress and grades. As I'm sure many of you have noticed, we use a number grading scale (0-4), called Standards Based Scoring. Many parents ask, "What do the numbers mean?" I would like to provide you with a guide to this scoring system.
|Score||What It Means||What It Looks Like |
|The student completely understands the concept/standard and can teach it to others.||All problems are answered correctly and student provides evidence for his/her answers.|
|The student understands the concept/standard completely, but may not always know how it works or how to explain it to others.||Most of the problems are answered correctly and some evidence is provided for his/her answers.|
Does Not Yet Meet Expectations
|The student does not fully understand the concept/standard. Their ability to correctly answer a series of questions on the same topic is inconsistent.||Some of the problems are answered correctly with very limited evidence and understanding being provided for his/her answers.|
Warning, Significantly Below Standard
|The student does not show any understanding of the concept/standard. Their ability to correctly answer questions is limited if not non-existent.||Most of the problems are answered incorrectly with no evidence or understanding being provided for his/her answers.|
As a reminder, we repeat concepts throughout the year and mastery is not expected until the end of First Grade. By the end of First Grade, students who are performing at or above grade level will receive a 3 or a 4 on their Report Card, If you have any further questions, feel free to contact me!