Report Cards - Elementary
Welcome to the St. Vrain Valley School District’s elementary report card website. Our elementary schools have been using a standards-based report card since 2003. The standards-based report card is designed to inform parents about their student’s progress towards mastering the Colorado Academic Standards.
In school year 2011-2012, we adopted newly worded report cards aligned to the Colorado Academic Standards in Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies.
In 2003, the St. Vrain Valley School District implemented a new Standards-Based Report Card. A standards-based report card lists the most important skills students should learn in each subject at a particular grade level. Specifically, the purposes of a Standards-Based Report Card are:
- To provide more detailed feedback to parents regarding the progress their children are making toward specific learning expectations at their grade level.
- To allow parents and students to understand more clearly what is expected of students and how to help them be successful in a rigorous academic program.
- To provide traditional grades along with scores for each learning expectation addressed in a grading period.
Standards-based report cards provide more consistency because all students are evaluated on the same grade-appropriate skills. Parents can see exactly which skills and knowledge their children have learned.
On December 10, 2009, the Colorado State Board of Education adopted new content standards, creating Colorado’s first fully aligned preschool through high school academic expectations. Developed by a broad spectrum of Coloradans representing Pre-K and K-12 education, higher education, and business, utilizing the best national and international exemplars, the intention of these standards is to prepare Colorado students for achievement at each grade level, and ultimately, for successful performance in postsecondary institutions and/or the workforce.
The revised standards articulate the concepts and skills students are to master at each grade level, pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. In the new standards grade level expectations and evidence outcomes define mastery expected at a specific grade level.
By December 15, 2011, each school district was required by statute (CRS 22-7-1013) to review its standards in comparison with the Colorado Academic Standards (CAS). Following the review, local education agencies revised its standards as necessary to ensure the standards met or exceed the CAS. To accomplish this, we chose to adopt the CAS verbatim.
In order to reflect the changes in the new Colorado Academic Standards and report to parents their student’s progress, starting with the first trimester in 2011, our elementary standards-based report cards reflected those changes in the new content and how student progress is reported.
Resources For Parents
Report Card Guide - These guidelines are intended to assist parents in understanding the District’s elementary standards-based report card.
Elementary PTO PowerPoint
Report Card Indicators by Trimester - Grade specific brochures (Kindergarten – 5) have been created to provide parents with an overview and explanation of what is being taught each trimester of the school year.
Report Card Samples
Report Card Dates - The following dates are for elementary report cards.
2013-2014 Grading Windows
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