​Rep​ort Card Resources for Parents​​

​How do I read my elementary child's report card?

The elementary report card was designed to communicate to parents and students information on specific standards or competencies in all subjects. Each academic competency receives a grade of 4, 3, 2, or 1 depending on how far your child has progressed toward "meeting" the end of year expectation.

Here's how the scale works 

1 Performing Significantly Below End of Year Standard
2 Approaching End of Year Standard
3 Meeting End of Year Standard
4 Exceeding End of Year Standard
/ Introduced: No Basis for Evaluation at this Time
X Not Addressed at this Time

How can I use this information to help my child?

  • Notice where your child is doing really well with 3’s and 4’s and praise their hard work!
  • Remember that 1’s and 2’s on the first trimester report card are expected since students are just beginning to learn these skills. 3’s and 4’s should increase in the second and third Trimester.
  • After identifying a few areas to work on (1’s and 2’s) use the ideas below to support your child’s learning at home. The ideas and activities are meant to give you suggestions but think of them as a springboard for other ideas.
  • Talk to your child’s teacher if you have concerns or need more tools to help your child at home
    Here's some help on how to have a great parent/teacher conference »

Elementary resources

Find parent-friendly activities designed to help you support classroom instruction and help your child better understand and meet the standards.