|Perrysburg officials will meet with parents to explain progress reports|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Saturday, 31 August 2013 08:42|
PERRYSBURG - Perrysburg School District is using a new standards-based reporting system in grades K-5 that describes students' progress in more detail than before.
The new system includes "grading strands," which describe what a student should know and be able to do at each grade level in all subject areas. In addition, the literacy and math standards are aligned to Ohio's New Learning Standards in English language arts and math, adopted by the Ohio Department of Education and the Perrysburg Board of Education.
"This new reporting system is an exciting step for our schools, as we work towards ensuring that all students are successfully meeting grade-level standards," said Kadee Anstadt, executive director of Teaching and Learning. "It has been designed to give parents more and better information about how their children are progressing, where they excel and where they need additional practice."
Learning sessions to help parents with questions about the new reporting process will be held at the Commodore Building, 140 E. Indiana Ave., on Sept. 11 and Sept. 12 from 6 to 7 p.m. Podcasts will also be sent to parents who cannot attend one of these meetings.
On the report card, parents will learn whether or not their child has mastery of the standard, is proficient at the standard or is working towards the standard for the reporting period for each strand listed. The report card will be available through the district's Learning Management System called Schoology. Using this system, the reporting will be electronic and no printed report cards will be sent home to parents unless requested.
"We believe this new reporting system will be helpful in multiple ways," Anstadt explained. "First, it will ensure that there is more consistency among expectations from teacher to teacher. Second, it will help teachers and students focus on the standards from the very beginning of the year, giving students a chance to get help sooner if they are not making adequate progress and helping teachers to provide enrichment for those students who have already mastered a standard. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, parents will learn exactly how their students are doing based upon the standards - which big ideas and concepts their child has learned and what they need to work on to ensure they are ready for the next grade level."
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