Standards-Based Report Cards (SBRC)
Standards-based report card, learning progression
Standards-Based Report Card a clearer picture
Parent Rubrics for Standards-Based Report Cards:

In our commitment to providing meaningful feedback to parents and ensuring the continuous growth of our students, our district has implemented Standard-Based Report Cards for grades K-2. This approach aligns seamlessly with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and empowers teachers to assess student progress using clearly defined standards.


Why Standard-Based Report Cards?

Standard-Based Report Cards offer a comprehensive view of a student’s academic development. By focusing on specific learning objectives outlined in the TEKS, these report cards provide a detailed understanding of what students are expected to learn at each grade level. Unlike traditional grading systems, which often lack specificity, standard-based grading offers a transparent and precise evaluation of a child’s abilities.

Correlation between Rubrics and Report Cards:

At the core of our Standard-Based Report Cards are meticulously designed rubrics. These rubrics break down the TEKS standards into clear, observable, and measurable learning outcomes. Teachers utilize these rubrics to assess student performance on individual standards. The rubrics provide a continuum of skills, allowing teachers to assign a 1-3 rating based on a student's proficiency level.

How Rubrics and Report Cards Work Together:

The rubrics serve as a valuable tool for teachers during ongoing formative assessments. They provide specific guidelines on what constitutes a level 1, 2, or 3 performance, enabling teachers to make accurate and consistent judgments. Teachers use these assessments to gauge where each student stands in their learning journey. These insights are then transferred to the Standard-Based Report Cards, ensuring that parents receive detailed and easy-to-understand information about their child’s progress.

Benefits of Standard-Based Report Cards and Rubrics:

- Clarity and Transparency: Parents gain a clear understanding of their child's strengths and areas that need improvement within specific standards.

- Individualized Learning Support: Teachers can identify areas where students require additional support, enabling targeted interventions to enhance learning outcomes.

- Objective Assessment: Standard-Based Report Cards eliminate subjectivity by focusing on specific, predefined criteria, ensuring fairness and consistency in grading.

- Student Growth Tracking: Over time, teachers can track a student's progress across different standards, offering a comprehensive view of their academic development.

By aligning our assessment strategies with Standard-Based Report Cards and well-defined rubrics, we empower both teachers and parents with valuable insights into each child’s academic journey. This approach fosters a collaborative learning environment where everyone is actively engaged in supporting the holistic development of our students, ensuring their success in meeting and exceeding the state standards outlined in the TEKS.