Elementary Progress Reports
For the 2017-2018 school year, the Upper Arlington school district will begin using a new progress report for elementary students that a team of teachers and administrators has worked on for more than a year.
Our goals for this progress report:
Provide concise and consistent communication about the growth of the whole child;
Reflect student mastery of the learning standards in the progress report;
Promote ongoing conversation between teachers and families; and
Celebrate each child’s progress.
The first thing families will notice is that the progress reports are going online for all students in K-12. Beginning this fall, families will access their student’s progress report through PowerSchool, the district’s student information system.
In late October, a few weeks before the elementary progress reports are ready, families of elementary students will receive a letter in the mail with personalized instructions on how to access the site.
In addition, we’ve updated the learning standards and added more detail to the grading scale to better explain how your student is doing in a particular area. Please continue reading for more information about the grading scale.
Understanding the Marking Key
Seven levels of progress are noted in the marking system. In the Marking Key, the descriptors are important to understanding the indicators you see on the student’s progress report. The descriptors indicate the level of the individual student’s skill acquisition as well as the level of consistency and independence with which the student performs the learning standard. When you access your student’s progress report, you will see the full marking key so that you can refer back to the descriptor that coincides with each indicator.
|EX||Extending||Consistently and independently|
exceeds grade level standards
|AE||Achieving / Extending||Shows growth from Achieving|
|AC||Achieving||Consistently and independently|
meets grade level standards
|DA||Developing / Achieving||Shows growth from Developing|
|DV||Developing||At or near grade level standards|
with support and assistance
|ED||Emerging / Developing||Shows growth from Emerging|
|EM||Emerging||Works below grade level standards|
with ongoing support and assistance
Understanding the Effort Scale
Another important measure for elementary students is effort - and that will be evaluated based on the scale below. When you access your student’s progress report, you will also see the full effort scale, with the descriptions, so you can refer back to it as well.
If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact Keith Pomeroy or Michelle Banks in our Teaching and Learning Department. If you are having difficulty accessing your student's progress report, please call (614) 487-5220 Ext. 1222 or email email@example.com