This is our first year with the standards based report card also. We are piloting it in kindergarten and grade one. We are working on changing the language to be more parent friendly.
For math, we have created a common assessment that all students participate in beginning, mid-, and end year to assist with the math grading. The assessment is aligned to the common core standards . We also have a writing prompt with a rubric to assist with those standards, AIMSweb, letter ID,Handwriting Without Tears program to assist with the ELA standards.
Since it is a pilot year for us, we haven't determined which skills will be graded upon for each quarter at this point. Teachers will collectively make that decision just befor each marking period.
September 22, 2012