Student Report Cards
K-5 Student Report Cards
District 34 implemented new standards-based, K-5 report cards for the 2018-2019 school year. Standards-based reporting is designed to align learning targets with assessment evidence collected throughout a grading period demonstrating growth towards mastery. Additional information and content will be provided on this webpage throughout the school year.
Resources for Standards-Based Grading
Seven Reasons for Standards-Based Grading
Curriculum Night Report Card Presentation Slides - English
Curriculum Night Report Card Presentation Video - English
Curriculum Night Report Card Presentation - Spanish
Curriculum Night Report Card Presentation Video - Spanish
How to Access Your Child's Report Card
Each trimester, report cards are posted online through PowerSchool (log in and click the “Report Card” icon on the left navigation bar). Hard copies of report cards are not sent home. If you have trouble logging into PowerSchool, please reach out to your school’s front office.
Once logged in, click on the “Report Card” link on the left navigation bar. Report cards are translated into Spanish, Korean and Mongolian. You’ll see the tabs at the top of the screen on the Report Card page in PowerSchool. After you’ve reviewed the report card, check the signature checkbox at the bottom of the screen and click Submit.
Early Childhood Progress Reports
It is stated [In the Illinois Early Learning Standards] that, “all children within an age group should not be expected to arrive at each preschool benchmark at the same time or to show mastery to the same degree. There is no expectation that every child will master every preschool benchmark. Teachers work with children to meet them where they are and help them continue to make small steps of progression towards each preschool benchmark.” (Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards, 2013).
There are performance descriptors to guide where you may expect a three year old or four year old to fall during their time in preschool on that benchmarks’ learning progression but again we do not expect a certain amount of growth just that students are growing.
Not Yet Assessed
Emerging: Beginning to use foundational skills. Yet to be secure in end of the year expectation
Developing: Working towards age appropriate expectations and steadily increasing skills
Secure: Securely working within end of year age appropriate expectations
Standards-Based Report Card FAQ
- What are learning standards?
- What is standards-based reporting?
- Will subjects remain the same?
- Why is there a “code” before each learning standard?
- What terms/symbols are used? What does this tell about progress?
- More specifically, what do the terms mean?
- What if my child has missed a lot of school due to absences?
- Why are some of the cells shaded gray on the new report card?
- Is there still a comment section on the report card?
- How will English proficiency be reported for English learners?
- In what language(s) will the report card be offered?
- Are there other ways for a parent to get feedback about their child?
- What do the standards-based report cards look like?