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Standards Based Report Cards for Grades K-5

Elementary schools use a standards-based grading system. The purpose of the standards-based grading system is document student achievement of grade level standards/strands, inform families of their child’s achievement status by standard/strand, and communicate to families the grade level expectations of the Ohio Standards/Strands. See example of partial report card below. 
 
 

Standards Based FAQs for Parents

Why are schools using standards based report cards?
  • Standards based reporting helps provide an accurate picture of student achievement of specific grade level skills and standards identified by the Ohio Department of Education.
  • Standards based reporting helps teachers plan their instruction so they can challenge and support individual needs of all students.
  • Standards based reporting helps parents know the academic areas in which a student meets grade level expectations, needs challenged or needs support.

How is my child assessed?
Students are assessed using multiple techniques. These may include but are not limited to rubrics, observation, performance, application, paper and pencil tests, on-line assessments, as well as standardized and state tests. A variety of assessments helps to ensure that your child is given many opportunities to show mastery of grade level standards.

How can I help my child at home?
Discussing and going over lessons and assignments with your child at home is very beneficial. Ask your student to “teach” you what was learned in school each day. Also, communication with the classroom teacher is very important.  The teacher may make specific suggestions pertaining to your child’s individual needs. 

How can I reward my student for a “good” report card?
Progress and improvement toward meeting grade level standards should certainly be acknowledged. A key component aiding in academic success is effort toward the Characteristics of a Successful Learner. Encouragement to meet expectations for these behaviors and habits will certainly benefit academic progress.

6-12 Grading Practices

Grades at the secondary level illustrate the mastery of course content by the student. The secondary schools use a traditional numeric grading system which is structured on a percentage value to assign grades to students. Each earned grade equates to a point value from 0.0 to 5.0, which then gives the student an overall Grade Point Average (GPA).

Middle School Grading Scale – Grades 6-8

Percent

Grade

Point Value

Range

90-100

A

4

4-5

80-89.99

B

3

3-3.99

70-79.99

2

2-2.99

60-69.99

D

1

1-1.99

59.99 and below

F

0

.99 and below

 
 
High School Grading Scale – Grades 9-12

Grade

Percent

4.0 Scale

AP 5.0 Scale

A

100-93

4.0

5.0

A-

92-90

3.7

4.7

B+

89-87 

3.3 

4.3

B

86-83

3.0

4.0

B-

82-80

2.7

3.7

C+

79-77

2.3

3.3

C

76-73

2.0

3.0

C-

72-70

1.7

2.7

D+

69-67

1.3

2.3

D

66-63

1.0

2.0

D-

62-60

0.7

1.7

F

59 and below

0.0

0.0

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