Reporting Children’s Progress to Parents   — Latest version as of 2010-04-17 18:00:46

Reporting Children’s Progress to Parents

Students will not receive report cards. Instead, we use written reports prepared by your child’s teacher that will provide you with information about your child’s progress. The teacher’s assessment of your child will take into consideration her/his intellectual functioning, social/emotional development and physical growth. The reports discuss your child’s progress in more depth than do the traditional reports. These reports will be given to you twice a year, in February and June.

Midyear Reports

These give an idea of what the child does and who the child is in class. They provide a context for the teacher to reflect on the child and how to provide for her/his continued growth and development. They also give insight into how families can help their child’s learning and development. They are narrative reports in the Pre-K/K and narrative with checklist in 1st Grade and above.

End of Year Reports

These are short narratives looking at the child’s year at school in terms of development, new interests and curriculum areas that stand out for this child.

In upper grades teachers will comment on the child’s progress in skills and content areas including social development, reading, math, writing, science, social studies, means of creative expression and special interest. Importantly, children are given the opportunity for self-assessment. Children reflect on their progress in areas that might include how they have changed as a writer or reader, what curriculum has been important to them and why, what behaviors they have worked on over the year and in what areas they still need to make progress.

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