Standards Based Reporting
CCSD93 utilizes a standards-based reporting system to measure student progress toward grade level standards. Standards are statements about learning expectations for students, and a standards-based report card communicates a clear message about what children know, what they are able to do, and what they need to learn in relation to the Illinois Learning Standards and Common Core State Standards. For specific information about the standards, please refer to the Standards page on this Curriculum and Instruction website.
The standards-based report card is sent home 3 times a year and places an emphasis on growth, understanding, and mastery of skills over time. Students are evaluated on standards listed in each content area, and progress is reported in relation to expected levels of performance at that point in time. Students also are evaluated on their work habits and social skills, as feedback in these areas is an important part of the communication between school and home. These are noted as Life Long Learning Skills. Student progress toward achieving the Standards will be reported using the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
1=does not meet standards
2=meets some but not all standards
4=meets and sometimes exceeds standards
Parents and guardians create a username and password for their student’s gradebook, and can access their student’s gradebook at any time. When accessing the grade book, parents and guardians may see a variety of types of data - homework, practice assignments, graded assignments, formative assessments, and summative assessments to name just a few. The information and data put into the gradebook is there to keep track of student growth and to measure their progress toward mastery of standards. All data gathered provides a picture of student growth and highlights strengths and challenges. Teachers then use this data to plan for meeting student needs; parents can use this data to know how to help or encourage their students at home; and students can use this data to be aware of their own personal progress and to create a plan for making further progress.