K-5 Continuous Progress Report

Lakeville Area Public Schools will be adopting a new Continuous Progress Report for elementary students for the 2018-19 school year. In striving to provide a rigorous, student-centered and engaging learning experience for every student, the district has revised the manner in which we report on student progress. Reporting will occur two times a year (January and June).

Why are there changes to the new progress reporting tool?

In striving to provide a rigorous, student-centered and engaging learning experience for every student, the district has revised the manner in which we report on student progress. This progress will be directly aligned to the MN State Academic Standards, which outline what every child should know, and be able to do, in each subject area and grade level.  We measure progress toward these standards using Learning Targets.

What are Learning Targets?

Written as “I can statements” from the students’ point of view, a Learning Target describes what the student will know or can do by the end of a specific lesson. Learning Targets are directly aligned to the MN State Academic Standards, which outline what every child should know, and be able to do, in each subject area and grade level.

Progress Reporting:

Our newly designed Continuous Progress Report will support the reporting of what a student should know and be able to do at the end of each grade level in the content areas. We firmly believe that this new progress report will be a significantly more effective tool for communicating student growth within the grade level learning standards.

Progress Indicators:

ACADEMIC GROWTH LEVEL INDICATORS

Progress reporting uses growth indicators that measure and describe growth/progress over a defined period of time. An indicator of “M” is the expected goal for students, which indicates that the student independently meets the grade level Learning Targets.  The expectation is that most students will achieve an “M” by the end of the year for each grade-level learning standard.

M = Mastery of Learning Targets: an “M” indicates that the student independently met grade level Learning Targets.  The student requires no additional support or assistance in successfully demonstrating grade-level skills and concepts learned and mastered.

D = Developing Toward Learning Targets: a “D” indicates that the student is developing foundational skills to master the grade level Learning Targets.  His/her current level of progress/growth is characterized as requiring consistent teacher support to ensure progress/growth.

N = Not Meeting Learning Targets: an “N” indicates that the student has not developed foundational skills necessary to master grade level Learning Targets.

X = Not Assessed or Taught at this Time: an “X” indicates that the Learning Target(s) has not been introduced. All Learning Targets on grade-level progress reports will be taught by the end of the school year.

How do I get more information?

You may obtain additional information by contacting your child’s elementary school teacher, principal or Learning Specialist.

 

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