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Report Card Information

Soquel Union Elementary Schools will be issuing standards based (rubric-scored) report cards.  What does this mean to you?


Goals of our standards-based report card system:

  1.  Clarify and reinforce consistent, high expectations for all students and schools.

  2.  Help teachers, students, and families focus on the standards throughout the school year.

  3.  Provide specific feedback on progress toward mastering the standards so students, families, and teachers can work together to set meaningful goals for improvement. 


How are standards-based report cards different from traditional report cards?

Traditional report cards usually assign one grade for reading, one for math, one for science and so on. On a standards-based report card, each of these subject areas is divided into a list of skills and knowledge that students are responsible for learning. Students receive a separate mark for each standard/standard group.

These achievement marks indicate a child’s progress toward meeting specific grade-level standards. Students’ proficiency is reported separately from their efforts to participate, be resourceful, cooperative, etc. 


Standards-Based Grading

  • 4, 3, 2, 1 represent student performance in relation to specific standards

  • Based on common core national, state, and district standards

  • A report of what students knows and are able to do

  • Reflect academic performance only

  • An effort grade is included at the top of each subject area and is separate from the list of standards.

  • Behavioral information (called Learner Behaviors) is reported in a separate section of the report card.

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