Presentation on theme: "Standards-Based Report Cards in Waxahachie ISD"— Presentation transcript:
1 Standards-Based Report Cards in Waxahachie ISD Kindergarten Level
2 What is a Standards-Based Report Card? It reports a child’s progress toward meeting state and district standards in areas of content and performance. It gives specific information on a student’s level of proficiency on a given standard.
3 Who Benefits from the Standards-Based Report Card? Parents/Guardians and children can be more aware of what is expected.It provides parents/guardians with a more detailed outline of the expectations in each of the major academic areas.It breaks down the state’s standards, so parents/guardians can see the specific area, or areas, in which their child could use extra practice.Teachers can get a better understanding of what each child should know and be able to do at the kindergarten level.
4 How does the Standards-Based Report Card Compare to the Letter Grade System? Letter grades measure how well children do in comparison to their classmates. The standards-based report card measures how well an individual child is doing in relation to the grade level standards, not the work of other children.This gives parents/guardians a better understanding of their child’s strengths and weaknesses and encourages all children to do their best.
5 Why Did We Need a Change?The traditional system was based on many factors including work habits, attitude and other variables.A standards-based report card gives specific information concerning a child’s level of proficiency on a given standard.The focus is on what the child actually learns.It’s best for the child!
6 What Will the Report Card Look Like? The report card will look different than the traditional one at grades 1-5 that reports a numerical grade for each subject. We want to communicate to families what we expect children to know, be able to do, and understand.
7 What Will the Report Card Look Like? New LayoutNine Week Grading PeriodsSubjects all on FrontStudent Responsibilities and Attendance on BackRubric Performance IndicatorsComment SectionTeacher Conference Request Section
8 What is a Standard?A statement that identifies what children should know and be able to do.In Texas, the standards are called the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, or TEKS.The exact wording from the kindergarten TEKS are located on the kindergarten report card.You can find the Kindergarten TEKS at:
9 What are Performance Levels? Levels will be used on the Standards-Based Report Card to indicate a child’s level of understanding and performance, based on the standards that are set for the entire year.
10 Knowledge and Skills Statements Shelle (5 minutes)Fix 3 on finalRubric based on knowledge and skills statementClearly defines student expectations for parentsELAR - developmental and students are not mastering them in a linear fashionAll other subjects – show progression of performance indicators in a linear mannerSpecial areasParents will receive document at parent conferenceEntire document posted on website
12 WISD Kindergarten Assessment Parent/Guardian Support Parent-Teacher ConferencesParent Orientation NightStandards-based Report CardsQuarterly District Kindergarten SpotlightsLocal and Standardized Assessment ReportsSkyward Family AccessCSCOPE Parent PortalWebsite support at
13 Kindergarten Parent Support from the beginning… EnvelopeSends AMessage!Kindergarten Parent Support from the beginning…TriciaRemember at the beginning we said that Kindergarten is the foundation. We want to make this evident to our parents.Message to Parents: Kindergarten is an exciting year for our students as they begin their educational journey. It builds the foundation for life-long learning.Let’s talk about how the envelope worksParents keep the report card and return it.Promotion standards will be stated here
14 Need More Information?For more information about the WISD Kindergarten Report Card and assessment system, feel free to contact…Your child’s kindergarten teacher,Your campus literacy coach,You campus principal,Mrs. Shelle Blaylock, Coordinator for Curriculum and Intervention Programs at (972) , orMr. David Truitt, Deputy Superintendent, at (972)
15 Remember… it doesn’t matter where the child starts, it’s where he or she finishes!