May 9, 2016
I have worked in schools where the report cards were a report of
where the child is on the continuum of learning (mastered,
developing, etc) with no indication as to how they compare to what
is expected or how they stack up to the other kids. I have also
worked where the report compares the child to the district's
expectations (exceeds expectations, meets expectations, etc) and
doesn't indication how much they know, just how much in
comparison to the expectations.
Which type of reporting do you want and which will be most useful
for the parents? There are pros and cons to both types.