Our report cards are a diocesan-wide assessment that is created in accordance with the developmentally appropriate practices in early childhood education. They are intended to reflect the New York State Common Core Learning Standards (NYSCCLS).
Report cards for kindergarten are based on several assessment resources to conclude the academic development of each student. These assessments include teacher observations, anecdotal records, participation in class activities, and review of student work/tests.
To give you a more concrete understanding of the progress codes that are used on report cards, please refer to the following information below.
Kindergarten Code Explanation 4 - represents commendable progress. The child consistently proven that he/she has mastered the skill.
3 - represents a skill area that is approaching the mastery/secure level.
2 - represents satisfactory progress. The child is in the process of learning this skill and is making visible efforts toward this goal.
1 - represents an area that needs improvement. There is a weakness, a lack of progress or perhaps no effort being shown to learn this skill. X - represents a skill that is not being evaluated during this marking period.
During the first trimester, students are introduced to and learn many things. Please be aware that your child may receive more 2’s and 1’s than 3’s and 4’s on their report card. All grades are carefully determined and are based on what is being observed in school. During the next two marking periods, students will be introduced to more letters, numbers, letter sounds and math concepts. Thus, a skill area that may have been mastered in the first semester, receiving a 4, may become a 3 or a 2 as more requirements are included for mastery.