Understanding your child's grade report
When you understand your child's grade report, you'll find a powerful tool that can help you support your child at school and at home. There are two types of report cards used in our district. Standards-based grade reports are used for students in kindergarten through fourth grade, and traditional format grade reports are used to report progress of students beginning in fifth grade until graduation.
Standards-based grade reports (grades K-4)
This type of grade report helps parents and students understand exactly what is expected of them in each subject and developmental area. In areas where the student has met the a certain standard, the teacher enters a +, while a - is recorded for those learning areas still in need of support. This grading system allows teachers to keep track of exactly what your child has already learned, but it also gives you valuable information about the academic and developmental areas where your child would benefit from more help and practice.
Here are the standards that are evaluated in each grade level:
Traditional grade reports (grades 5-12)
A traditional style of grade report is used to show progress of students beginning in fifth grade and are listed by subject area. These grade reports include grades of A, B, C, D and F. They also include attendance and absence information, as well as the GPA, or grade point average.