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Standards-Based

 Report Cards

Grade K-5

A Guide for Parents


Introduction


Jericho Public Schools is pleased to introduce a revised, standards-based report card for grades K-5 for the 2013/14 school year.  Our district’s elementary report card committee, consisting of teachers representing all grade levels, and administrators, has been working for over a year to produce a document that will more accurately reflect your child’s progress in learning the new standards.

This report card has been directly aligned with the new Common Core State Standards in ELA and mathematics, as well as revised social studies standards. As a result, the report card will more accurately reflect what is being taught and assessed in the classroom. 

As you look at each report card, you will note that the report is grade specific, in line with Common Core grade requirements. World language, art, music, and PE, will be reported on the same report card form. Most importantly, each grade level report contains a third page which will further explain the specific standards for that grade level. Finally, the report card will be available online via the Parent Portal.

Our committee will be seeking parent feedback after the second publication of the new school report card, with a view towards revising it to further our goal of communicating clearly the alignment among instruction, assessment, and parent reporting. 


More about standards

Helping students master the standards at each grade level builds the foundation for future learning.  The example below reflects one standard, from one content area and how it sequentially develops through the years.

Number & Operations in Base Ten

Kindergarten:  Work with numbers 11-19 to gain foundations for place value.

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Grade 1:  Understands place value.

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Grade 2: 
Uses place value understanding and properties of operations to add and subtract.

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Grade 3:  Uses place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic.

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Grade 4:  Generalizes place value understanding for multi-digit whole numbers.

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Grade 5: Performs operations with multi-digit whole numbers and with decimals to hundredths.


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Grading Descriptors

4 – Consistently demonstrates knowledge; understands, applies, and extends concepts and skills that have been taught

3 – Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of concepts and skills that have been taught

2 – Beginning to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of concepts and skills that have been taught

1 – Demonstrates minimal understanding of concepts and skills that have been taught

9 – Not taught yet


Personal Development Descriptors

C – Consistently demonstrates

I – Inconsistently demonstrates

N - Not Apparent yet

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What are standards?

Standards are statements of what children should know and be able to do.  Standards are written for each grade level and are developed in such a way that they build upon each other from grade to grade.

Why is Jericho implementing a standards-based report card?

Students in the primary years begin school with various background experiences and knowledge.  Utilizing a standards-based report card gives students, parents, and teachers information about individual strengths and weaknesses as the students work to meet and exceed the standards each year. 

How do I access the parent portal?

You may access the parent portal through the district website or by clicking here.

Can I print my child’s report card?

Yes, you can print your child’s report card from home and it is recommended that you bring a copy to your child's Parent Teacher Conference on December 5 or 6.

What if I have a question about the report card?

Questions regarding individual grades should be discussed at each student's conference. General questions about the report card can be directed to building and district level administrators. 


Can I see a sample of my child's grade level report card?

Yes. Click below for each grade level.
Kindergarten
Grade 1
Grade 2
Grade 3
Grade 4
Grade 5


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