MGE Student Involved Conferences
As our teachers complete progress reports for our upcoming Student-Involved Fall Conferences, it is a good time to share information about our progress reports. First, and maybe most importantly, all of the statements parents will see on their child’s progress report reflect what we want students to know and be able to do by the end of the year. If a parent notes a “B” or “D” (see below) on their child’s progress report, it just indicates your child is not at the level expected by the end of the year and could be a piece of what is talked about or reflected upon during conferences.
Secondly, our website has added a plethora of resources and information to help parents (and teachers!) understand Standard Based reporting at the elementary and middle school level. Use the links below to help you navigate your child’s progress report.
- The progress report rubrics provide a guide to teachers on how to mark students. This helps with consistency across teachers, although all grading involves some subjectivity. In addition to this broad look, more valuable ongoing assessments are utilized to provide detailed data regarding student progress.
- An FAQ type page has been set up on our website to provide parents with general information.
- K-5 Guide to Interpreting Progress Reports gives parents a specific math example. Note in this handout the number of objectives teachers take in to consideration for one progress report statement!
Lastly, from our educational experience, we know what grades (A,B,C,D,F) are but forget or cannot locate Waukee’s standard based indicators so I have provided these below. Each indicator shows progress towards each specific learning targets for each progress report statement…that is expected by the end of the year.
- E: Exceeds Expectations – Student demonstrates above grade level understanding for the targeted skill or concept.
- S: Secure – Student can apply the skill or concept correctly and independently.
- D: Developing – Student shows some understanding. Reminders, hints, and suggestions are needed to promote understanding.
- B: Beginning – Student shows little understanding of the concept. Additional teacher support is needed.
- N: Needs Continuous Support – Student does not show understanding of the concept or skill. Full teacher support is needed.