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STANDARDS BASED REPORT CARDS How is the Standards Based Progress Report Card Different from a Traditional Report Card?
- A standards based report card is longer, more detailed.
- Subject area, numeric grades report a combination of scores from classroom assignments, projects, homework, quizzes, and tests.
- Statements under the course title are based on State Standards, and describe what students should know and be able to do for the identified subject area.
- Progress marks (IP, MS, EX, DNM) describe individual progress compared to grade level standards.
- The Standards Performance Key located on the report card and defined below, describe the level of progress made by the student at the time of the report card.
How will progress with the Standards be reported?
Teachers will indicate individual student progress with the standards using one of the following codes:
- Exceeds (EX) —The student has independently and consistently met the standard as indicated through class work, assessments, and teacher observations. In addition, the student is able to independently apply the standard in other situations and move to higher level activities.
- Meets (MS) —The student has independently and consistently met the standard as indicated through class work, assessments, and teacher observations.
- Does Not Meet (DNM) — The student has not yet demonstrated independent mastery of the standard through class work, assessments, and teacher observations. The student needs additional instruction and support at this time.
- In Progress (IP) — The student has not yet demonstrated consistent mastery of the standard. While at times the student is able to show understanding, there are other situations where the student may struggle or need additional instruction and/or support.
- Not Evaluated (NE) — The standard was not evaluated this marking period. It is possible the standard was mastered during a previous marking period; was taught but not formally assessed; or based on the curriculum, the standard was not taught this marking period.
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