Beginning in December of 2015, the Mount Pleasant Central School District is implementing a standards-based report card, which will be available through our Parent Portal. We are excited to be making this change, which will provide you with online access to detailed information about your child’s learning.
The report card provides a basis for parents and teachers to collaborate to support student learning.
WHAT IS A STANDARDS-BASED REPORT CARD?
The purpose of a standards-based report card is to communicate student achievement relative to NYS and District standards.The standards-based report card:
provides descriptive and specific feedback,
rates each standard separately without an averaged grade,
uses the same rating scale for behavior and academics,
includes a comment section where teachers share anecdotal information.
DOES A STANDARDS-BASED REPORT CARDS USE GRADES?
A standards-based report card uses performance indicators. Performance indicators are not based on letter grades, a numerical average or a composite score of effort and numerical grades. They are based on a student’s progress and performance towards the New York State and District-established standards.
ARE THE PERFORMANCE INDICATORS THE SAME AS LETTER GRADES?
No. They are based on a student’s progress and performance towards the standards.
WILL THE ASSESSMENT OF EACH STANDARD BE BASED ON A TEST?
The assessment of each standard can take many forms including in class assignments, quizzes, tests, homework, projects, and teacher observations.
ARE ALL OF THE NEW YORK STATE AND DISTRICT ESTABLISHED STANDARDS REPRESENTED ON THE REPORT CARD?
No. A team of teachers K-6 worked to identify standards that represent key learning at each grade level. These standards are considered most significant for student learning in each subject area.
CAN A STUDENT'S PERFORMANCE BE RATED AS MEETING EXPECTATIONS DURING ONE TRIMESTER AND APPROACHING EXPECTATIONS IN THE FOLLOWING TRIMESTER?
Yes. Expectations for student learning change over the course of the year. As expectations change, student learning is measured against increased expectations.
WHAT ARE THE PERFORMANCE INDICATORS?
|Student Performance Indicators||What does this look like?|
|E Exceeding||The student’s understanding and application of learning/behavior is beyond what is expected for the grade-level standard.|
|M Meeting||The student consistently demonstrates understanding and application of learning/behavior at the grade-level standard.|
|A Approaching||The student demonstrates partial understanding and application of learning/behavior at the grade-level standard.|
|N Not Yet Approaching||The student demonstrates limited understanding and application of learning/behavior at the grade-level standard.|
|*Not Assessed at This Time||The standard has not been assessed during this trimester.|
WHAT DOES THE ASTERISK (*) MEAN?
The asterisk means that this standard was not assessed in the trimester. For example, fiction and nonfiction are studied at different times during the year.
WHERE CAN I LEARN MORE ABOUT STANDARDS AND STANDARDS-BASED REPORT CARDS?
Your child’s teacher and principal are always available to speak with you about any aspect of your child’s school experience, including report cards.
For information about the New York State Standards, please visit engageny.org