17 School Progress Reports

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Elementary School Progress Reports
Progress reports are sent home with students at the end of each nine-week period in a pre-printed progress report envelope. The parent must sign the report card envelope and return the signed envelope to the school within 5 days. The purpose of the progress report is to inform parents of their child’s progress in achieving the GCPS Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS).
Grading for Students in Kindergarten/Readiness
Teachers complete progress reports to inform parents about their child’s ongoing growth and development as defined by the AKS. The most widely used source of evaluation data is the teacher's observation of student learning.
Grading for Students in First Grade
Students in Grade 1 are assessed on progress toward the AKS by the following scale in academic areas, effort conduct, work habits, art, music, health, physical education and penmanship:

S+
Surpasses Standards
N
Needs Improvement
S
Satisfactory
U
Unsatisfactory
Grading for Students in Second - Fifth Grades
Grades reporting progress toward AKS for academic subjects for grades 2-5 are reported using the following scale.

90 and above
A
Excellent Progress
80-89
B
Above Average Progress
74-79
C
Average Progress
70-73
D
Below Average Progress
Below 70
U
Unsatisfactory Progress
Grades for special areas, effort, art, physical education, music, penmanship, health, conduct and work habits are reported using the following scale:

S+
Surpasses Standards
N
Needs Improvement
S
Satisfactory
U
Unsatisfactory

Modifications
If the student is an English language learner, it may be necessary for instruction to be modified for the student’s level of English proficiency. If the teacher is modifying the instruction in one or more subjects to help the student achieve, the report card grade will have a coded comment with one of the following messages:
              “AKS Modified due to ESOL” or
              “AKS Modified due to LEP”

      In some cases, the student may miss a class while receiving English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) instruction. In that situation, the report card will show the following message for the subject missed: “Unable to assess due to ESOL.”


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