Elementary Report Cards
The elementary report card is a standards based
report card designed to communicate how a child is progressing towards the
mastery of grade level skills.
- A standards based report card includes the most
important skills students need to learn at each grade level in each subject
- Two main reporting scales are used on this
- For behaviors, work habits and effort, the
following reporting scale is used to note how frequently the student
demonstrates expected behaviors.
– consistently demonstrates
– usually demonstrates
– inconsistently demonstrates
– rarely demonstrates
- For progress towards mastery of content focused
standards based skills, the following reporting scale is used to note the
student’s progress during the marking period.
– exceeding grade level standards
– meeting grade level standards
– approaching grade level standards
below grade level standards
- Many parents ask what their children need to do
to score an EG – exceeding grade level standards. The criteria for scores of EG
are similar across all grade levels and subject areas. In general, a child
needs to be able to complete assignments and assessments correctly and
independently, and demonstrate a deeper understanding of the content than
expected at the grade level.
- Report cards were revised during the summer of
2016 to reflect the language of the New Jersey Student Learning Standards.
article will help you learn more about standards based report cards and how
they help parents get more information about their child’s achievement.