What is a Standards-Based Report Card?
The purpose of a report card is to clearly, and objectively communicate how a child is doing in school. A standards-based report card (SBRC) tells specifically how a child is performing based on each standard listed and it indicates what areas may need additional attention. All teachers at a grade level measure student learning against a set of academic criteria.
What is the purpose of SBRC at the elementary level?
SBRC provide direct feedback to parents/guardians regarding the progress their child is making toward the year-end standards that have been established by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
It will allow parents and students to clearly understand grade level expectations and what skills are needed.
|ES = Exceeds Understanding of Standard||
The student independently and consistently demonstrates advanced understanding of end-of-year grade level standards. Performance is characterized by high quality work reflecting higher-level thinking skills.
In some cases it will be indicated that it is not possible to work beyond a standard, therefore an “ES” is not an available rating.
|MS = Meets Standard||The student demonstrates proficiency in concepts and skills. Performance is characterized by the ability to apply skills and strategies with accuracy, quality and independence. A rating of “MS” is the goal for all students to achieve.|
|DS = Developing Understanding of Standard||The student is making progress in concepts and skills. Performance is characterized by the ability to apply skills and strategies with varied consistency, quality and support.|
|LS = Limited Understanding of the Standard||The student has a beginning understanding of basic concepts and skills. Performance is inconsistent and application of skills and strategies need considerable support and guidance.|