K-4 Student Report Cards

Standards-Based Report Cards

In September 2019, teams were formed at both Beaver Brook and Woodsdale to collaborate on the creation of a K-4 report card that is more reflective of the content students are learning in our classrooms. The team consisted of elementary teachers who worked countless hours to create a more effective and informative standards-based report card for parents, teachers, and students. The proposed report cards were revised further with the assistance of each schools' School Council. The finalized report cards were first implemented in the 20-21 school year.

Standards-Based Report Card Overview
A standards-based report card communicates student progress toward meeting end-of-year learning standards in each content area. Teachers assess student performance against these learning standards, which are specific and observable grade-level skills articulated in the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. Teachers do this by measuring individual student performance against the identified concrete learning standards, rather than in relation to the performance of other students. For students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), parents will continue to receive IEP Progress Reports that detail their children’s progress toward individual goals and objectives.
The Abington Public Schools place a strong value on home-school partnerships, and we view the report card as an important tool in furthering our shared understanding about student growth in both the academic areas and skills that support learning.

Academic Performance Indicators
A standards-based report card uses academic performance indicators that are observable and objective. The standards are grade-level, end of-year benchmarks that specify what students should know and be able to do at the end of each year in each grade level. They serve as a basis for our curriculum, instruction, and assessments, based upon a child’s individual achievement. Most students will be progressing towards (earning a 2 as noted below) these end of year standards throughout the school year as mastery is not expected on most standards until the year's end.

 4 Student performs beyond the standard consistently and independently A student who receives a 4 performs beyond the end- of-year, grade level standard with consistency, accuracy, independence, and quality.
 3 Student is proficient with the standard consistently and independently A student who receives a 3 shows proficiency with the end-of-year, grade-level standard with consistency, accuracy, independence, and quality.
 2 Student is progressing toward the standard A student who receives a 2 is progressing toward consistent and independent mastery of/proficiency in the grade-level standard.
 1 Student is making minimal progress toward the
standard with support
A student who receives a 1 is not yet demonstrating progress toward the grade level standard.
NA Standard not addressed enough to be assessed this term  


Skills that Support Learning

Skills that support learning provide an essential foundation for life-long learning. The use of these skills helps to create a positive learning climate for all students in our schools. Skills that support learning encompass personal development, classroom/community skills, and approaches to learning. These lifelong skills are addressed in this section of the report card. Progress toward skills that support learning is reported using a letter system detailing the frequency with which students display these skills:

C Consistently
S Sometimes
R Rarely


If you should have any questions about our K-4 Standards-Based Report Cards, please contact Beaver Brook Elementary School (K-2) at 781.982.2185 or Woodsdale Elementary School (3-4)  at 781.982.2180.

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Click here for a family presentation about the K-4 report cards