Pocatello/Chubbuck #25 Grading System Information
The Pocatello/Chubbuck School District is excited about using a standards based grading system for our elementary students for the second year. This standards based system will accomplish several things: Clearly share information about your child's progress toward meeting the standards, empower you to help your child in any area of need, and help teachers, students, and parents focus on important learning at each grade level.
The same grading scale that was used last year will again be used with the standards-based report card and grade book. The coding system that indicates your child's progress towards meeting standards will be:
MT = Meets Target: The student is meeting the intended learning target or goal based on grade level standards;
NT = Near Target: The student has made progress toward the intended learning target or goal and is expected to meet target with additional instruction and/or practice;
BT=Below Target: The student is making limited progress toward the intended learning target or goal and extra support is in place to assist the student;
n/a=This standard has not been taught this trimester.
During the trimester, you may track your child's progress through the gradebook in the Parent Portal on Infinite Campus. Teachers will enter assignments and tasks that are linked to the standards and will use the coding system described above to provide you with information about your child's progress towards meeting the standard. Prior to entering a score in the gradebook, students will be given multiple opportunities to practice the skill, so not all assignments will show up in the gradebook. Teachers may also use one assignment to assess several standards. In this case, you may notice that a single assignment may be linked to more than one standard in the gradebook.
At the end of the first trimester, on November 13th, you will receive a paper copy of your child's standards-based report card. After the first year of implementation, many parents expressed that they would like to receive a copy of a report card to let them know of their child's academic progress. As a result of this feedback, the district has designed a report card that will be sent home with each student. This report card will provide you information about your child's academic progress towards meeting the standards as well as their progress on behavior indicators.
We hope that you find the new grading and reporting system helpful in understanding your child's progress. If you have any questions about your child's progress or about the standards based grading system, or if you need assistance in setting up or accessing the Parent Portal, please don't hesitate to contact the school at 237-2503.