Standards Based Report Card Revision

SBRC Updates
Standards Based Report Card Revision
Standards Based Report Card Revision

Welcome back to school!

During the 2021-2022 school year, North Reading educators and administrators started to review and revise the elementary standard based report card. The purpose of a report card is to clearly and objectively communicate how a child is doing in school. A Standards Based Report Card (SBRC) will tell you how a child is performing based on grade level standards. The district's original standards based report card was developed over ten years ago. Since then all of the learning standards in every content area have been revised at least once. The district continued to revise curriculum, learning outcomes and assessments to meet the expectations of the state’s standards. The district is excited about the revision of the standards based report card.

The Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks provide teachers, students and families with clear and shared expectations for what all students should know and be able to do at the end of each year. They represent a promise of equitable education for all students. They formalize the expectation that all students in the Commonwealth have access to the same academic content and expectations. In the district, we work collaboratively to ensure all students are working towards the same learning standards and consistent set of academic criteria. For more information about grade level standards to better understand what students are expected to know and be able to do by the end of each grade, please click HERE .

The process to best communicate student learning and progress as related to the domains and standards of the content is very important. For example, Grade 3 Mathematics has 37 standards for students to meet by the end of the school year. Educators and administrators have worked collaboratively to review, compound, and design a revised draft of a standards based report card to formulate and communicate student learning. This will allow educators and families to best support student achievement. In addition to the learning standards, the district will continue to focus on the pro -social development, relating to behavior which is positive, helpful, and intended to promote self awareness/management, social awareness, responsible decision-making and relationship skills. The standards and instructional practices in the classroom have not changed. The report card has been in need of a revision for some time.

The district’s administration, teacher leadership, and educators will continue to review and revise the tool over the course of the 2022-2023 school year. We look forward to sharing more information with families at back to school night this week and collecting feedback over the course of the school year. The purpose of a report card is to clearly and objectively communicate how a child is doing in school. It is the intent to create a card that supports families' efforts to support student growth and progress. Your feedback will be an important part of the process. Thank you in advance for your continued support and partnership. Please feel free to contact me with any questions about the process at: skilleen@nrpsk12.org