Student Progress Report System Kent School District 2009-2010
Purpose of Reporting System • The KSD student progress reporting system • Provides timely, accurate, meaningful information • Focuses on student progress in relation to standards • Communicates student progress toward future goals
Terminology • EL: Essential Learnings • Learning Standards • GLE: Grade Level Performance Expectations - detailed • PE: Performance Expectations - detailed • Standards-based Grading • Norm-referenced Grading
What is Standards-Based Grading? • Grading in comparison to a standard • Example: Driver’s License process
How is it different? • Norm-referenced Grading: grading in comparison to the performance of others in the group • Example: Tour de France bicycle race
Q1. What is a “standard”? A1. A standard is a learning goal established by Washington State. Each subject has specific standards or learning expectations.
Q2. Why do we need a standards-based report card? A2. Standards-based grading more accurately indicate your child's academic knowledge and skills in comparison to state learning standards.
Q3. What do the grading symbols of 4-3-2-1 mean? A3 Level of student proficiency 4 = Advanced: Exceeds state standard 3 = Proficient: Meets state standard 2 = Basic: Approaches state standard 1 = Below state standard
Q4. How will I know if my student is passing? A4. A score of a 3 or 4 means your child is passing and has met or exceeded the state learning standard.
Contact Information Student Progress Report System Kent School District 12033 SE 256th Street Kent, WA 98031 Bob Isenberg, Director of Assessment Phone: 253-373-7080 Email: email@example.com Jeanette Ristau, Executive Director, K-6 Phone: 253-373-7454 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org