Standards Based Report Cards

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The Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District has developed consistent, district-wide standards-based report cards in grades 4K-5 and in the core subjects for grade 6. The purpose of the report cards is to communicate to parents how your child is progressing toward end-of-year goals. The district sets certain goals for all students to achieve during the school year. Students are working toward these goals throughout the school year and have that entire time frame to achieve them.

The report cards use a rubric (Accomplished (4), Proficient (3), Developing (2), and Beginning (1)) that indicates your child's learning and growth in relation to the district's academic standards. While you may be tempted to translate the number grade into a letter grade, it would be a mistake to interpret a 4 as an "A" or a 1 as a "D". 

The reporting standards are very similar across grades levels since the district curriculum is aligned from grade to grade.  These standards reflect what students are expected to demonstrate at each grade level.  The report card is designed to tell you where your child is at in the year-long journey.  Not all standards are assessed each trimester.

If your child is at a level 4-Accomplished, he or she consistently demonstrates a well-articulated understanding of the concept or skill being assessed and performance meets the grade level standard at this time.

If your child is at a level 3-Proficient, he or she demonstrates a proficient understanding of the concept or skill being assessed and performance meets the grade level standard at this time.

If your child is at a level of 2-Developing, he or she demonstrates a basic understanding of the concept or skill being assessed and is progressing toward meeting the grade level standard at this time. Your child may need more time to practice certain skills before they are independent.

If your child is at a level 1-Beginning, he or she demonstrates an initial understanding of the concept or skill being assessed and performance toward the grade level standard is emerging at this time. He or she might not have had much prior experience with the skill and therefore still needs support from the teacher to practice and explore this area.

Learning is a journey. Students learn and grow at different rates. The standards-based report card identifies where your child currently is on his or her learning journey, so that you as parents can work together with teachers to support your child in meeting annual learning goals.

Standards Based Report Card Resources:

Elementary Standards Rubric

4K Report Card

4K Report Card - Spanish (Coming Soon)

Kindergarten Report Card

Kindergarten Report Card - Spanish

Grade 1 Report Card

Grade 1 Report Card - Spanish

Grade 2 Report Card

Grade 2 Report Card - Spanish

Grade 3 Report Card

Grade 3 Report Card - Spanish

Grade 4 Report Card.pdf

Grade 4 Report Card - Spanish.pdf

Grade 5 Report Card

Grade 5 Report Card - Spanish

Grade 6 Core Report Card

Grade 6 Core Report Card - Spanish (Coming Soon)