Presentation on theme: "Kindergarten Level Standards-Based Report Cards in Waxahachie ISD."— Presentation transcript:
Kindergarten Level Standards-Based Report Cards in Waxahachie ISD
What is a Standards-Based Report Card? It reports a childs progress toward meeting state and district standards in areas of content and performance. It gives specific information on a students level of proficiency on a given standard.
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 states 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.
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 childs strengths and weaknesses and encourages all children to do their best.
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 childs level of proficiency on a given standard. The focus is on what the child actually learns. Its best for the child!
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.
What Will the Report Card Look Like? New Layout Nine Week Grading Periods Subjects all on Front Student Responsibilities and Attendance on Back Rubric Performance Indicators Comment Section Teacher Conference Request Section
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: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=6148
What are Performance Levels? Levels will be used on the Standards-Based Report Card to indicate a childs level of understanding and performance, based on the standards that are set for the entire year.
WISD Kindergarten Assessment Parent/Guardian Support Parent-Teacher Conferences Parent Orientation Night Standards-based Report Cards Quarterly District Kindergarten Spotlights Local and Standardized Assessment Reports Skyward Family Access CSCOPE Parent Portal Website support at http://www.wisd.org
Kindergarten Parent Support from the beginning …
Need More Information? For more information about the WISD Kindergarten Report Card and assessment system, feel free to contact… –Your childs kindergarten teacher, –Your campus literacy coach, –You campus principal, –Mrs. Shelle Blaylock, Coordinator for Curriculum and Intervention Programs at (972) 923-4727, or –Mr. David Truitt, Deputy Superintendent, at (972) 923-4631.
Remember… it doesnt matter where the child starts, its where he or she finishes!