Wednesday, October 31, 2012

New format for K-5 Report Cards in DPS

We are in the middle of another great PFAST (Parent & Family Advocacy and Support Training), so we are spending more time then usual on the DPS website and have been finding some new tools and information.   If you have a Kindergarten-5th grade student you might be interested in the district's new report card format.  DPS is transitioning to using the levels 1, 2, 3, & 4 that you may be familiar with from End-of-Grade (EOG) Tests as the report card ‘grading’ method K-5 for every school.  

Previously you saw this mostly in grades K-2 with letter grades (the traditional A, B, C, D, F) starting at third grade.  DPS has produced a guide on their website that you might be interested in reading.  It doesn’t give copies of the report card, but more so the description of what the numbers mean and how it relates to your student's progress.  The new report card format is designed to reflect more specific standards and more closely align with the new Common Core Standards.

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