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Report Cards: A Parent’s Guide

October 14, 2013


Parents, your child’s first report card will be coming home on November 13. Report cards will also be sent home on the following dates:

  • January 30
  • April 9
  • June 19 (reports cards to be mailed)

If you have a child in middle and/or high school, you can also access grades online using the web-based tool, Edline.

This year, all students in grades K–5 will receive the new standards-based report card which provides more information about how your child is performing and progressing. MCPS has changed its method of grading and reporting student progress to more closely align with Curriculum 2.0, the district’s elementary school curriculum. So what does this mean for you and your child?

The district has made three key changes to how teachers’ grade, and report on your child’s learning:

  •  The Curriculum 2.0 standards—what your child needs to know and be able to do in each subject area—are now organized into Measurement Topics, or groups of content and skills.
  • The report card will reflect progress on those measurement topics. Which means you will be receiving more detailed information about what your child is doing in each subject.
  •  Grades will be reported using new scoring indicators—ES (Exceptional), P (Proficient),  I (In Progress) and N (Not Yet Proficient) for students in grades 1–5; and P (Proficient), I (In Progress), and N (Not Yet Proficient) for students in kindergarten.

Details on those grade level expectations and what students will be learning in each subject for that school year are provided in the Parent Guides to the Curriculum that you received at the start of the new school year.

Need more information about grading and reporting in MCPS or have questions about the standards-based report cards? Visit the grading and reporting website.

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