Provo City School District recognizes the importance of communicating student progress to parents. For this reason, the district has developed an Elementary Progress Report that is based on locally-developed essential learnings from the Utah Core Standards. You will receive a progress report for your elementary student at the end of each quarter. The progress reports are designed to provide important accountability information to parents in a clear manner.
The progress reports show your child’s performance on each language arts and math essential presented in a given quarter. These essentials come directly from the Utah State Office of Education’s Core Standards. Schools are responsible for teaching the state core, and state and federal tests require us to measure student performance on these standards. Quarterly progress reports will communicate student performance on a regular basis, well before end-of-year accountability tests are administered.
As teachers mark the progress reports, they consider student mastery of the essentials and other related standards. These state standards can be accessed at the link below.
Teachers use a variety of tests and assessments, both formal and informal, to mark progress reports. Reading inventories, writing samples, teacher-created tests, teacher observations, and other assessments are used to help teachers understand student performance. Teachers use all this information to make a determination about the achievement of students on specific essentials. Parents are welcome to discuss specific tests with teachers to better understand their child’s academic achievement.
Student performance in each area is marked with a 1, 2, 3, 4.
- 4 – Exceeding Standard
- 3 – Meeting Standard
- 2 – Below Standard
- 1 – Far Below Standard
It is important to note that the mark represents the student’s progress toward mastery of essentials taught in that quarter. As student’s progress through the year, marks will be given for these essentials taught. Students who don’t show mastery in a quarter will receive additional instruction designed to ensure mastery of that essential. Parents may access reports from previous quarters. It’s important to discuss your child’s progress with his/her teacher; teachers can explain testing, curriculum, and markings in greater detail and can help make plans to best support student achievement.
These progress reports can be a powerful communication tool for teachers, parents, and students. If you have any questions about the progress reports or your child’s academic progress, please talk to your child’s teacher or principal.