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Understanding new elementary report cards

After many years of traditional report cards that graded students on their skills and understanding in a particular subject along with their assignments, quizzes, tests, work habits and behavior, parents of elementary students are receiving the district's new standards-based elementary report cards this year.  
 
Standards-based report cards give parents and students a more accurate view of a student’s progress in academics and separate grades for work habits, social skills and behavior.   The new report cards identify the skills students may be struggling with and provide a clear understanding of a student’s strengths.
 
Standards-based grading looks at grade level standards individually and a student’s growth in learning is assessed using the most recent evidence of learning rather than an accumulation of their learning throughout the grading period.
 
4th grade report card image Click here for more information on the new elementary report cards and to see the California State standards for elementary students.