Changes to Your Child’s Report Card in the 2019-2020 School Year

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 2:07pm

Beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, you will notice a minor modification to your child’s report card. To align with changes recently made to HCPSS Policy 8010: Grading and Reporting, the PreK-5 Learning Behaviors section of the report card will be modified. Currently, the learning behaviors indicated on the report card are:

  • Recognizes rights of others with courtesy
  • Follows established rules
  • Exercises self-control
  • Works cooperatively with others
  • Takes appropriate risks
  • Listens attentively
  • Responds appropriately to directions
  • Persists when thinking through problems
  • Works with accuracy and precision
  • Writes legibly
  • Completes classwork assignments
  • Completes homework on time

In alignment with the efforts outlined in Policy 8010, similar or closely related learning behaviors will be combined on the 2019-2020 report card, to support parents and teachers in identifying the areas of focus. The learning behaviors on the 2019-2020 report card will be:

  • Demonstrates Interpersonal Skills
  • Demonstrates Responsibility
  • Demonstrates Perseverance
  • Demonstrates Collaboration
  • Demonstrates Initiative

In the chart here, you will find the indicators that identify specific behaviors, actions, and expectations that align with each learning behavior. Teachers will report student performance on each learning behavior based on developmentally and age-appropriate expectations and standards.

There will be additional modifications made to report cards in subsequent years as we move toward reporting student performance that more closely aligns to our instructional standards and assessments. More information will be provided to families before changes are implemented to ensure that parents understand their child’s report card and can leverage it to support their child’s educational efforts.

We believe these changes will better enable parents and teachers to monitor each child’s progress. Please contact an administrator at the school if you have questions.