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.
EXExtendingConsistently and independently
exceeds grade level standards
AEAchieving / ExtendingShows growth from Achieving
toward Extending
ACAchievingConsistently and independently
meets grade level standards
DADeveloping / AchievingShows growth from Developing
toward Achieving
DVDevelopingAt or near grade level standards
with support and assistance
EDEmerging / DevelopingShows growth from Emerging
toward Developing
EMEmergingWorks 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 familytechhelp@uaschools.org
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