Elementary Report Cards

Each year, we provide report cards in January and June. The report card system is designed to provide students, parents, and teachers information on how students are performing as they progress through the curriculum. This information is intended to help you better understand what your child’s report card means. It is important to recognize the difficult time we are in as an educational system. The information on the report card may look different from previous years due to disruptions in learning.

Grade marks

You will find an explanation of what each of the grade marks mean at the bottom of the report card. Teachers do not teach all Standards at once, so they place a "/" in the strands that have not yet been taught. Parents will see grades in these slashed areas in the June report card.

Interdisciplinary skills and attributes

These are items like, "participates in class discussions" and "respects others."  These skills and attributes come from the LWSD Student Profile and are critical in preparing every student for future success in college and in life.

Trend grading

Teachers collect a variety of scores on in-class tests, assignments, and quizzes. Each score is then entered into an electronic grade book (Skyward) which shows trends of growth for each Standard. Trends are calculated using a formula that tracks progress over time. These trends run for the entire school year so we have a precise understanding of how your child is performing on each Standard at all times. At report card time, we take a "snapshot" of how your child is performing.  

Level "1" and "2" scores

Scores on the first report card of the year reflect learning on new grade level Standards so parents may see some "1's" and "2's" on their child’s report card. A score of "1" reflects that a student is not at standard.  A score of "2" reflects that a student is making progress or "approaching" Standard. It is very important that parents do not equate a "1" or "2" with an "F" on an A-F letter grade scoring scale.