With the first day of school quickly approaching, report cards aren’t far behind. But for some students, they may look a little different.
That’s because District 203 is implementing a standards based reporting system for all of their elementary schools. It will base grades on the two learning standards of content and process.
“The Content Standards are the ones we have written in our curriculum, that allow us to report on how a student’s doing in their learning. Process Standards help us understand detail on how they’re learning, why they’re learning, and some of the things maybe we can improve upon so that their learning behaviors will increase so their academics can increase as well,” said Assistant Superintendent of Assessment and Analytics with District 203, Tim Wierenga.
While parents won’t see this new report card till the end of the first trimester, they can already begin familiarizing themselves with it by watching an instructional video, seeing a sample report card and reading more on the district’s website.
This system is also being piloted in the sixth grade classes of Lincoln and Kennedy Junior Highs this year, and administration plans to assess that rollout to determine future implementation.
District 203 is one of only a few districts in Illinois to implement standards based reporting this year.
Naperville News 17’s Evan Summers reports.
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