Understanding the Standards-Based Report Card Grades K-4
The Lowell Public School District is currently using a standards-based report card for kindergarten through grade 4. As a District, we have aligned the elementary report cards to the Common Core Standards.
All academic standards are graded with numbers. Achieving a 3 in the Fall or Winter terms means your child is on track to meet the end-of-year standard. Achieving a 4 means your child has achieved the end-of-year standard. Achieving a 1 and 2 means your child needs additional help to meet the end-of-year standard.
Academic Standards - Rating System
5 - Exceeds the Standard 4 - Meets the Standard 3 - Progressing toward the Standard 2 - Beginning to understand the Standard, but requires support 1 - Not yet understanding the Standard, requires ongoing support
M - Modified grading under an Individual Education Plan.
Content areas not assessed during a grading period are intentionally left blank
Responsibilities and Expectations are rated based on how often your child achieves the standard: Consistently (C), Sometimes (S), Needs Improvement (N) or Modified grading under an Individual Education Plan (M).
These are video tutorials broken out by grade levels K-4 to help you better understand the new report card format: