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Progress and Report Card Parent Information

Thank you for partnering with us in your student’s learning. We appreciate all the effort from students, parents, teachers, and staff to help ensure that our focus on learning continues. To support updates on student academic progress provided to parents on April 24, 2020, please see the following explanation and FAQs about how student progress is being reported.

Elementary

In alignment with our district calendar, elementary students completed the third nine-weeks on March 13 with the expectation that teachers finalize grades by March 24. Due to our district closure, the input of final grades was unable to be completed.  Therefore, we will not be able to provide a traditional report card.  We have designed a more personal way to communicate student progress to elementary parents between now and the end of the school year. We hope this open-ended template will help teachers communicate student strengths and areas in need of additional practice during this unique time of learning. An update of student progress for students in Special Programs will be included in this document as well. We will not use the “Passing/Incomplete” language with elementary students until our end of year report.

Elementary FAQ

Will elementary students receive a traditional report card for the 3rd or 4th 9 weeks? 

No, because of our unique circumstances for teaching and learning during our school closure, traditional report cards will not be used this spring for elementary students.  Instead, teachers will focus on areas of strength and areas in need of additional practice. 

How will I know if my child is on track for “passing” at the end of the year?

Elementary students who are not on track for progress at the end of the year should have already received communication from classroom teachers regarding specific concerns.

What does it mean if my child has an incomplete (I) at the end of the year?

Elementary students should make every effort to work with teachers to resolve incompletes as soon as possible, and before the last day of school (May 29).

What does the open-ended template referenced above look like?

The template provides opportunities for language arts, math, science, and social studies teachers to report areas of strength and areas in need of additional practice.  For students receiving additional support in special programs, the template also provides opportunities for special programs teachers to add feedback.

Is data on the report being sent April 24, 2020 only from the 3rd 9 weeks?

The large majority of evidence shared through this report was gathered during the 3rd 9 weeks, but teachers may add in additional information that has been gathered since April 6th. Please keep in mind that March 23-April 3 was only intended as optional opportunities for students to continue practicing skills at home.

Will elementary students receiving special education support be provided a separate progress report for the 3rd 9 weeks? 

For students receiving support in special programs, this report will include a report of student progress on individualized goals.  

Secondary

For the 5th grading cycle (February 18 – April 17), students will receive a passing (P) or incomplete (I).  Numerical grades already entered into the gradebook before spring break remain in the gradebook. Teachers have been allowed to adjust grades based on additional work completed by students.  Teachers will assign a passing (P) or an incomplete (I) for the 5th grading cycle report card grade.  Questions about the (P) or (I) calculation should be directed to the course teachers. 

Secondary FAQ

What does it mean if my child has an incomplete (I) for one or more courses in the 5th six weeks?

Students who receive an incomplete (I) for one or more courses may have missing assignments or may have assignments that need additional work based on feedback from teachers.  Students and parents with questions about an incomplete (I) are encouraged to reach out to the student’s teacher.

How does an incomplete (I) become passing (P)? 

Students should work with teachers to provide evidence that demonstrates their learning.

Is there a deadline by which an incomplete (I) for the 5th six weeks must be resolved?

Secondary students should make every effort to work with teachers to resolve incompletes as soon as possible, and before the last day of school (May 29).

Will the 6th grading cycle be graded with a passing (P) or an incomplete (I) as well, and if so when is the deadline an incomplete (I)  for the 6th six weeks must be resolved?

Secondary students should make every effort to work with teachers to resolve incompletes as soon as possible, and before the last day of school (May 29).

After the last day of school, a student has an incomplete (I) in a high school course. What are the options to obtain credit in the course prior to the beginning of the 2020-21 school year?

Students who receive an incomplete (I) for the semester, in a credit course may have the opportunity to resolve that grade in the summer (before the start of the next school year).  

Do students who are currently enrolled in an EOC course have to take the STAAR EOC if they do not receive a passing (P) grade?

If a student does not receive credit in an EOC course they are currently enrolled in by the end of July, they will be required to take a future EOC administration. If a student receives an incomplete (I) for the semester in an EOC course, they will have an opportunity to resolve that grade before the start of the next school year.  (EOC courses: Algebra I, Biology, English I & II, and US History)

Updated on May 14, 2020

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