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Elementary Grade Reporting

After extensive research and input from a teacher committee, a new report card draft was presented to all K-5 teachers in the fall of 2014.  Teacher feedback was collected and the final report card was created.  Consistent with School Board Policy 6015 and guidelines from the Minnesota Department of Education, the new report card reflects all standards adopted either by the Minnesota Legislative statute or national organizations, depending on the discipline.  

Parent Curriculum Guides were created in order to describe the concepts and skills to be assessed on the new report card within each discipline.  Standards represent end-of-year goals.  It is likely that students will take much of the year to meet a particular standard.  In addition, not all standards are assessed in a particular grade period.  For more on standards-based reporting see the resources page.  

Fall conferences will provide an opportunity for teachers and parents to discuss the student's strengths and set goals for the year.  Elementary report cards are distributed twice per year - in January and in June.  Winter conferences will provide a check-in point for goals.


Progress Descriptors
Report card scores use the following numbered progress descriptors:

 4    Mastering    The student exhibits knowledge and understanding of the concepts, skills, and processes the standard requires and can readily apply this knowledge in a variety of settings. 
 3 MeetingThe student has a thorough knowledge, understanding, and application of the concepts, skills, and processes the standard requires.  
 2   DevelopingThe student is gaining understanding of the concepts, skills, and processes the standard requires, but has not been able to consistently demonstrate the learning. 
 1 Beginning  The student is just starting to understand the concepts, skills, and processes the standard requires and needs consistent support. 


Report Card Guides
Detailed descriptions of the standards for each discipline by grade level:  

 

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